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Full text of "Journal of the Uniting conference of the Methodist Episcopal church, Methodist Episcopal church, South, Methodist Protestant church, held at Kansas City, Missouri, April 26-May 10, 1939"

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JOURNAL OF THE UNITING CONFERENCE 



JOURNAL 



OF THE 



UNITING CONFERENCE 



OF THE 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 

METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, SOUTH 

METHODIST PROTESTANT CHURCH 



HELD AT 



KANSAS CITY, 3IISSOURI 
April 26 -May 10, 1939 



EDITED BY 



LUD H. ESTES, Secretary 

EDGAR R. HECKMAN and CUTHBERT W. BATES 

Associate Secretaries 



THE METHODIST PUBLISHING HOUSE 

(FO U N D ED 17 8 9) 

NEW YORK CINCINNATI CHICAGO 

NASHVILLE DALLAS RICHMOND 

PITTSBURGH BALTIMORE 



RESOLUTION FOR EDITING OF 
JOURNAL 

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Unit- 
ing Conference, together with the Associate 
Secretaries, be authorized to edit the Journal 
of the Uniting Conference for publication; 
that they be authorized to make such verbal 
changes in the phraseology of the Journal as 
may be necessary to correctness and uni- ' ' 
formity, but not so as to change the meaning 
of any action of the Uniting Conference ; and 
that the published copy, properly certified by 
him, be the official Journal of this Confer- 
ence. 

Resolved further. That the Publishing 
Agents be authorized to publish the Journal 
of the Uniting Conference, and to send a 
copy to each delegate of the Uniting Confer- 
ence, to each Bishop, and to each approved 
college, seminary, and theological school of 
The Methodist Church in the United States ; 
the expense for publication and distribution 
to be charged to the Uniting Conference Ex- 
pense Fund. 

The Journal, May 5, 1939. 



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Copyright, 1939, by 

WHITMORE & SMITH 

Nashville, Tenn. 

Printed in the United States of America 



CONTENTS 



PAGE 

Title Page 3 

Authorization 4 

Contents 5 

Procedure — Uniting Conference 9 

The Declaration of Union 11 

Bishops of the Methodist Churches 13 

Commissions and Committees 15 

Constitution of The Methodist Church 22 

Uniting Conference Officers 33 

Personnel of the Uniting Conference 35 

Delegates by Conferences 36 

Alphabetical List of Delegates 81 

Alphabetical List of Reserve Delegates 98 

General Standing Committees: 

Conferences 112 

Ministry and Judicial Administration 115 

Membership and Temporal Economy 118 

Missions, Church Extension, Etc 121 

Education 123 

Publishing Interests 126 

Superannuate Support 129 

Ritual and Orders of Worship 131 

Special Committees: 

Business 133 

Courtesies, Privileges and Introductions 133 

Credentials 133 

Editorial Revision 133 

Enabling Acts and Legal Forms 133 

Journal 133 

Judiciary 133 

Presiding Officers 133 

Reference ^.V?!\V:' 133 

Rules 133 

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PAGE 

Rules of Order 134 

Plan of Organization 141 

The Episcopal Address to the Uniting Conference 148 

Message from the Council of Bishops 163 

Journal of the Uniting Conference, 1939 : 

1st Day, Wednesday, April 26, Morning 165 

2d Day, Thursday, April 27, Morning 192 

3d Day, Friday, April 28, Morning 203 

4th Day, Saturday, April 29, Morning 210 

5th Day, Sunday, April 30, Afternoon 215 

6th Day, Monday, May 1, Morning 221 

7th Day, Tuesday, May 2, Morning 229 

8th Day, Wednesday, May 3, Morning 243 

Evening 251 

9th Day, Thursday, May 4, Morning 252 

10th Day, Friday, May 5, Morning 263 

11th Day, Saturday, May 6, Morning 277 

12th Day, Monday, May 8, Morning 293 

Afternoon 306 

Evening .... „. 321 

13th Day, Tuesday, May 9, Morning 328 

Afternoon 348 

Evening 356 

14th Day, Wednesday, May 10, Morning 362 

Afternoon 375 

Evening 389 

Appendix 405 

Historical Statement 407 

Articles of Religion 410 

The General Rules 417 

Reports Adopted: 
A — General Standing Committees: 

I. Conferences 420 

II. Ministry and Judicial Administration 457 

III. Membership and Temporal Economy 509 

IV. Missions 547 

V. Education 592 



Contents 7 

PAGE 

VI. Publishing Interests 630 

VIL Superannuate Support 642 

VIII. Rituals and Orders of Worship 678 

B — Special Standing Committees: 

I. Enabling Acts and Legal Forms 798 

II. Judiciary 817 

III. Rules 824 

IV. Credentials 828 

Jurisdictional Conference Meetings: 

I. Northeastern Jurisdiction 846 

II. Southeastern Jurisdiction 851 

III. Central Jurisdiction 854 

IV. North Central Jurisdiction 857 

V. South Central Jurisdiction 863 

VI. Western Jurisdiction 867 

Fraternal Addresses : 

Methodist Church of New Zealand 869 

Methodist Church of Great Britain: 

Dr. Robert Bond 870 

Mr. Isaac Foot 871 

Methodist Church of Brazil 872 

Methodist Church of Mexico 874 

Methodist Protestant Church of Japan 876 

Japan Methodist Church 876 

United Church of Canada: 

Dr. Gordon A. Sisco 880 

Dr. J. W. Woodside 880 

Regular Addresses : 

Dr. M. S. Davage 884 

Dr. Lynn Harold Hough 890 

Hon. Alfred M. Landon 894 

Dr. Umphrey Lee 901 

President Albert W. Palmer 906 

Moderator Charles W. Welch 918 

Miscellaneous : 

Tribute to Dr. Clarence True Wilson 925 

Rules of Practice and Order 928 



8 Coyitents 

PAGE 

The Story of the Gavels 930 

Memento from First Foreign Mission 932 

Memorials 932 

Preaching Assignments for April 30 949 

Preaching Assignments for May 7 951 

Report of Treasurers of Joint Uniting Conference 
Expense Funds 954 

Report of Treasurer of Uniting Conference Ex- 
pense Fund, Methodist Episcopal Church, South 954 

Report of Treasurer of Uniting Conference Ex- 
pense Fund of Methodist Episcopal Church . 956 

Index 963 



PROCEDURE— UNITING CONFERENCE 

Article I. — There shall be a Uniting Conference composed 
of 900 delegates, of whom 400 shall be from the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, 400 from the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South, and 100 from the Methodist Protestant 
Church, chosen in such manner as may be determined by 
the respective General Conferences, provided that the min- 
isterial and lay members shall be in equal number. 

Article II. — The Uniting Conference shall be held within 
twelve months after the final approval and adoption of this 
Plan of Union by the three Churches, at the call of the 
Bishops of the two Churches and the President of the Gen- 
eral Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church, and at 
a date fixed by them and at a place selected by a Joint Com- 
mission on Entertainment of five persons from each of the 
three Churches, this commission to be appointed by the 
Bishops of the two Churches and the President of the Meth- 
odist Protestant General Conference. 

Article III. — The expenses of the Uniting Conference 
shall be borne by the three Churches in proportion to their 
respective representation. 

Article IV. — The duties and powers of the Uniting Con- 
ference, subject to the provisions of this Plan of Union, 
shall be : 

1. To harmonize and combine the rules and regulations 
as found in the Disciplines of the three Churches relating 
to membership, the Conferences, the ministry, judicial ad- 
ministration, and temporal economy. 

2. To harmonize and combine the Rituals of the three 
Churches. 

3. To provide for the unification, co-ordination, and cor- 
relation of the connectional missionary, educational, and 
benevolent boards and societies of the three Churches 

4. To provide for the unification, co-ordination, and cor- 
relation of the publishing interests of the three Churches. 

5. To provide a plan for the control and safeguarding 
of all permanent funds and other property interests of the 
three Churches and the interests of those persons and causes 
for which these funds were established. 

Article V. — In order to facilitate the work of the Uniting 
Conference, the three General Conferences at the sessions 
wherein this Plan of Union is approved shall continue their 

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Commissions on Union with such changes in personnel as 
they may desire, and authorize the Joint Commission thus 
formed to make special preparation for the Uniting Con- 
ference by the appointment of proper committees to deal 
with (a) membership, Conferences, ministry, judicial ad- 
ministration, and temporal economy; (b) rituals; (c) con- 
nectional boards and societies; (d) publishing interests; 
(e) permanent and pension funds; and (f) such other mat- 
ters as imperatively call for advance consideration. 

Article VI. — All Annual Conferences of the three 
Churches shall retain their existing status until by the ac- 
tion of the Uniting Conference it shall be determined other- 
wise. 

Article VII. — The legislative power of the Uniting Con- 
ference shall be confined to harmonizing and combining pro- 
visions now existing in the Disciplines of the three 
Churches, or one or more of these Churches. 

Article VIII. — The boundaries and composition of the An- 
nual Conferences within the several Jurisdictional Confer- 
ences as made up in this Plan of Union shall be adjusted at 
the time of the meeting of the Uniting Conference by the 
delegates from the Annual Conferences within the respec- 
tive Jurisdictions, sitting apart for that purpose during the 
period of the Uniting Conference, provided that in the case 
of those Annual Conferences that may be divided by the 
Jurisdictional Conference lines, their delegates shall allocate 
themselves to the respective Jurisdictional Conferences upon 
the basis of church membership of their Conferences in the 
respective Jurisdictions. 

Article IX. — The Uniting Conference shall fix the basis 
of representation of the Annual Conferences in the first 
General Conference and in the Jurisdictional and Central 
Conferences. 

Article X. — Pending the meeting of the Uniting Confer- 
ence each of the three uniting Churches shall be governed 
by the rules and regulations of its own Discipline. 



THE DECLARATION OF UNION 

Whereas, The Methodist Episcopal Church, The Method- 
ist Episcopal Church, South, and The Methodist Protestant 
Church did through their respective General Conferences 
appoint Commissions on Interdenominational Relations and 
Church Union ; and 

Whereas, These Commissions acting jointly did produce, 
propose, and present to the three Churches a Plan of Union ; 
and 

Whereas, These three Churches, each acting separately 
for and in its own behalf, did by more than the constitu- 
tional majorities endorse and adopt this Plan of Union in 
accord with their respective constitutions and disciplines, 
and did effect the full consummation of union in accordance 
with the Plan of Union ; and 

Whereas, These three Churches in adopting this Plan of 
Union did authorize and provide for a Uniting Conference 
with certain powers and duties as therein set forth ; and 

Whereas, The Uniting Conference duly authorized and 
legally chosen in accordance with the Plan of Union is now 
in session in the city of Kansas City, Missouri : 

Now, Therefore, We, the members of the Uniting Con- 
ference, the legal and authorized representatives of The 
Methodist Episcopal Church, The Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South, and The Methodist Protestant Church, in 
session here assembled on this the 10th day of May, 1939, 
do solemnly in the presence of God and before all the world 
make and publish the following Declarations of fact and 
principle : 

I 

The Methodist Episcopal Church, The Methodist Epis- 
copal Church, South, and The Methodist Protestant Church 
are and shall be one United Church. 

II 

The Plan of Union as adopted is and shall be the constitu- 
tion of this United Church, and of its three constituent 
bodies. 

Ill 

The Methodist Episcopal Church, The Methodist Epis- 
copal Church, South, and The Methodist Protestant Church 

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had their common origin in the organization of the Method- 
ist Episcopal Church in America in 1784, A.D., and have 
ever held, adhered to and preserved a common belief, spirit 
and purpose, as expressed in their common Articles of 
Religion. 

IV 

The Methodist Episcopal Church, The Methodist Epis- 
copal Church, South, and The Methodist Protestant Church, 
in adopting the name "The Methodist Church" for the 
United Church, do not and will not surrender any right, 
interest or title in and to these respective names which, by- 
long and honored use and association, have become dear to 
the ministry and membership of the three uniting Churches 
and have become enshrined in their history and records. 

V 

The Methodist Church is the ecclesiastical and lawful 
successor of the three uniting Churches, and through which 
the three churches as one United Church shall continue to 
live and have their existence, continue their institutions, 
and hold and enjoy their property, exercise and perform 
their several trusts under and in accord with the Plan of 
Union and Discipline of the United Church ; and such trusts 
or corporate bodies as exist in the constituent churches shall 
be continued as long as legally necessary. 

VI 

To The Methodist Church thus established we do now 
solemnly declare our allegiance, and upon all its life and 
service we do reverently invoke the blessing of Almighty 
God. Amen. 



BISHOPS OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL 
«u>- CHURCH 

(Names of Retired Bishops in italics) 

WiUimn F. Anderson, 960 East Park Ave., Winter Park, Fla. 

John L. Nuelsen, Rue des Photo^aphes, Geneva, Switzerland. 

Edwin H. Hughes, 100 Maryland Ave., N. E., Washington, D. C. 

Francis J. McConnell, 150 Fifth Ave., New York City. 

Frederick D. Leete, 730 Cherokee Ave., DeLand, Fla. 

Mer-kert Welchf*A2Q Riverside Drive, New York City. 

Thomas Nicholson, 812 Summit Ave., Mount Vernon, Iowa. 

Adna W. Leonard, 1724 Koppers Building, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Charles B. Mitchell, 456 La Loma Road, Pasadena, Calif, 

John W. Robinson, 37 Cantonments Road, Lucknow, India. 

Eden S. Johnson, Route 6, Box 900A, Portland, Oreg. 

Ernest L. Waldorf, 1609 Chicago Temple Building, Chicago, 111. 

Charles Edward Locke, 445 Georgia St., Santa Monica, Calif. 

Ernest G. Richardson, 1701 Arch St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Edgar Blake, 1205 Kales Bldg., 74 W. Adams Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

Frederick T. Keeney, 740 Rush St., Chicago, 111, 

H. Lester Smith, 420 Plum St., Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Charles L. Mead, 1121 McGee St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Robert E. Jones, 1375 East Long St., Columbus, Ohio. 

Matthew W. Clair, 1040 Russell Ave., Covington, Ky. 

George A. Miller, 1215 Pine Ave., San Jose, Calif. 

Titus Lowe, 370 Pittock Block, 10th and Washington Sts., Portland, 

Oreg. 
Brenton T. Badley, 12 Boulevard Road, Delhi, India. 
Wallace E. Brown, Box 428, Chattanooga, Tenn. 
Raymond J. Wade, 505 W. Franklin St., Elkhart, Ind. 
James C. Baker, 83 McAllister St., San Francisco, Calif. 
J. Ralph Magee, 32 South Snelling Ave., St. Paul, Minn. 
Ralph S. Cushman, 312 Trinity Building, Denver, Colo. 
Wilbur E. Hammaker, Nanking, China. 
Charles W. Flint, Hotel Syracuse, Syracuse, N. Y. 
Alexander P. Shaw, 631 Baronne St., New Orleans, La. 
G. Bromley Oxnam, 870 Insurance Building, Omaha, Nebr. 

Missionary Bishops 

Edwin F. Lee, 5 Mount Sophia, Singapore, Straits Settlements, 

Malaya; 1265 Calle General Luna, Manila, Philippines. 
John M. Springer, Umtali, Southern Rhodesia, Africa. 

Central Conference Bishops 

Elected by the Eastern Asia Central Conference 
Ralph A. Ward, Chengtu, Szechuen, China. 
John Gowdy, Foochow, China. 

Elected by the Southern Asia Central Conference 
Jashwant R. Chitambar, Jubbulpore, C. P., India. 
J. Waskom Pickett, Byculla, Bombay, India. 

Elected by the Latin America Central Conference 
Juan E. Gattinoni, Rivadavia, 4044, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 
Roberto Elphick, Gral, Korner 180, Santiago, Chile. 

Elected by the Central Conference of Germany, September, 1936 
F. H. Otto Melle, 30 Paulinen Strasse, Berlin-Lichterfelde, W., Ger- 
many. 

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BISHOPS OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL 

CHURCH, SOUTH 

(Names of Retired Bishops in italics) 

Warren A. Candler, 1663 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, Ga. 

Collins Denny* 1619 Park Ave., Richmond, Va. 

John M. Moore, 4311 Rawlins St., Dallas, Tex. 

Urban V. W. Darlington, 524 Tenth Ave., Huntington, W. Va. 

Horace M. Du Bose, Washington Apartments, Nashville, Tenn. 

William N. Ainsworth, 379 College St., Macon, Ga. 

Samuel R. Hay, 4004 Mount Vernon, Houston, Tex. 

Jarnes Cannon, Jr., P. O. Box 605, Richmond, Va. 

Hoyt M. Dobbs, Robert E. Lee Hotel, Jackson, Miss. 

Hiram A. Boaz, 5037 Bryce Ave., Fort Worth, Tex. 

Arthur J. Moore, 2146 W. Gramercy St., San Antonio, Tex. 

Paul B. Kern, 810 Broadway, Nashville, Tenn. 

A. Frank Smith, 2308 Southmore Blvd., Houston, Tex. 

Ivan Lee Holt, 1910 Main St., Dallas, Tex. 

William W. Peele, Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, Va. 

Clare Purcell, Poplar Apartments, Chai'lotte, N. C. 

Charles C. Selecnian, 1901 N. Douglas, Oklahoma City, Okla. 

J. Lloyd Decell, 120 Tuscaloosa Ave., Birmingham, Ala. 

William C. Martin, 1254 N. Cedar St., Glendale, Calif. 

William T. Watkins, Emory University, Ga. 

* Bishop Denny has declined to become a Bishop of The Methodist Church. 

PRESIDENT OF GENERAL CONFERENCE, 
METHODIST PROTESTANT CHURCH 

James H. Straughn, D.D., 516 North Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 



COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES 

COMMISSIONS ON INTERDENOMINATIONAL 

RELATIONS AND CHURCH UNION 

The Methodist Episcopal Church 

Bishops: Edwin Holt Hughes (Chairman), Frederick D. Leete, Edgar 
Blake, Robert E. Jones, Ernest G. Richardson. 

Ministers: J. S. Ladd Thomas, Philadelphia, Pa.; Edmund D. Soper, 
Evanston, 111.; Edward Hislop, Kansas City, Mo.; F. W. Mueller, 
Philadelphia, Pa.; Edward Laird Mills, San Francisco, Calif.; 
Harry E. Woolever (Secretary), Washington, D. C; E. J. Ham- 
mond, Atlanta, Ga. ; Willis J. King, Atlanta, Ga. ; Morris E. 
Swartz, Williamsport, Pa.; Robert B. Stansell, Milwaukee, Wis. 

Lay Members: Ernest H. Cherrington, Washington, D. C; James R. 
Joy, New York, N. Y.; Dean James A. James, Evanston, 111.; Fred 
D. Parr, San Francisco, Calif,; Vincent P. Clarke, Boston, Mass.; 
William H. Spurgeon, Colorado Springs, Colo.; W. H. Wilcox, 
Stillwater, Okla.; W. W. Schwaninger, New Albany, Ind.; Clyde 
O. Law, Wheeling, W. Va.; F. H,. Trotter, Chattanooga, Tenn. 

The Methodist Episcopal Church, South 

Bishops: John M. Moore (Chairman), Paul B. Kern, Arthur J. Moore, 
A. Frank Smith, Ivan Lee Holt. Alternates: J. Lloyd Decell, 
W. W. Peele. 

Ministers: T. D. Ellis (Vice-Chairman), Louisville, Ky.; F. N. Parker, 
Atlanta, Ga. ; Grover C. Emmons, Nashville, Tenn.; J. W. Moore, 
Newport News, Va. ; Paul W. Quillian, Houston, Tex. ; B. P. Tay- 
lor, Huntington, W. Va.; J. Emerson Ford (Secretary), Marion, 
S. C; H. H. Sherman, Front Royal, Va.; Willard G. Cram, Nash- 
ville, Tenn.; W. M. Alexander, Nashville, Tenn. Alternates: W. 
L. Duren, New Orleans, La.; John W. Frazer, Mobile, Ala.; L. L. 
Evans, Tulsa, Okla. 

Laymen: John S. Candler, Atlanta, Ga.; Percy D. Maddin, Nashville, 
Tenn.; H. H. White, Alexandria, La.; H. N. Snyder, Spartanburg, 
S. C; J. H. Reynolds, Conway, Ark.; W. E. Brock, Chattanooga, 
Tenn.; John T. Scott, Houston, Tex.; Harry Denman, Nashville, 
Tenn.; W. P. Few, Durham, N. C; Mrs. J. W. Perry, Abingdon, 
Va. Alternates: W. W. Parker, Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Harwell 
Wilson, Winter Haven, Fla.; Mrs. Homer Tatum, Alamo, Tenn.; 
S. G. Houston, New Albany, Miss. 

The Methodist Protestant Church 

Ministers: James H. Straughn (Chairman), Baltimore, Md.; John C. 
Broomfield, Fairmont, W. Va.; Leonard B. Smith (Secretary), 
Baltimore, Md.; J. C. Williams, Columbus, Ohio; E. A. Sexsmith, 
Baltimore, Md.; Roby F. Day, Inwood, Far Rockaway, N. Y.; 
L. E. Bee, Weston, W. Va.; F. W. Lineberry, Elkhart, Ind.; S. W. 
Taylor, Asheboro, N. C; Charles S. Bragg, Clio, Mich.; J. S. 
Eddins, Birmingham, Ala.; G. C. Weaver, Rochester, N. Y.; F. B. 
Hanna, Cuba, 111.; C. R. Green, Maxwell, Iowa. 

Lay Members: Harry Shaw, Fairmont, W. Va.; J. H. Baker, Balti- 
more, Md.; Nate S. Williamson, Meridian, Miss,; P. M. Ellis, 
Reesville, Ohio; W. C. Perkins, Pittsburgh, Pa.; J. N. Wills, 
Greensboro, N. C. 

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PREPARATORY COMMITTEES APPOINTED BY 
THE JOINT COMMISSION 

The Executive Committee 

From the Commission of the Methodist Episcopal Church 
Bishop Edwin Holt Hughes (Joint Chairman), Washington, D. C. 
Edmund D. Soper, Evanston, 111.; James R. Joy, New York, N. Y. 
F. W. Mueller, Philadelphia, Pa.; James A. James, Evanston, 111. 
Bishop Robert E. Jones, Columbus, Ohio. 

From the Commission of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South 
Bishop John M. Moore (Joint Chairman), Dallas, Tex.; T. D. Ellis, 
Louisville, Ky.; Grover C. Emmons, Nashville, Tenn.; W. M. 
Alexander, Nashville, Tenn.; Harry Denman, Nashville, Tenn.; 
J. H. Reynolds, Conway, Ark. 

From the Commission of the Methodist Protestant Church 
James H. Straughn (Joint Chairman), Baltimore, Md.; J. C. Broom- 
field, Fairmont, W. Va.; J. H. Baker, Baltimore, Md. 

Secretary of the Executive Cormnittee 
Harry E. Woolever, 3511 Rodman St., N. W., Washington, D. C. 
Committee on Rules of Order and Plan of Organization 
Methodist Episcopal 
John M. Arters, Bangor, Me.; J. E. Skillington, Bloomsburg, Pa. 

Methodist Episcopal, South 
Bishop Charles C. Selecman, Oklahoma, City, Okla.; Lud H. Estes, 
Memphis, Tenn. 

Methodist Protestant 
Cuthbert W. Bates, Browns Summit, N. C. 

Committee on Conferences 

Methodist Episcopal 
Bishop Ernest G. Richardson, Philadelphia, Pa.; L. O. Hartman, Bos- 
ton, Mass.; W. A. C. Hughes, Philadelphia, Pa.; Edward Hislop, 
Kansas City, Mo.; Edward R. Carman, Jamaica, N. Y.; George 
W. Crabbe, Baltimore, Md. 

Methodist Episcopal, South 
Bishop W. W,. Peele, Richmond, Va.; T. D. Ellis, Louisville, Ky.; B. P. 
Taylor, Huntington, W. Va.; F. N. Parker, Emory University, Ga.; 
J. F. Caskey, St. Louis, Mo.; Roy H. Short, Louisville, Ky. 

Methodist Protestant 
J. C. Williams, Columbus, Ohio; F. B. Hanna, Cuba, 111.; Ely D. Miller, 
Columbus, Ohio. 

Committee on the Ministry and Judicial Administration 

Methodist Episcopal 
Bishop Edgar Blake, Detroit, Mich.; O. W. Fifer, Cincinnati, Ohio; 
Francis R. Bayley, Baltimore, Md.; Willis J. King, Atlanta, Ga.; 
Charles F. Eggleston, Philadelphia, Pa.; W. H. Spurgeon, Colo- 
rado Springs, Colo. 

Methodist Episcopal, South 
Bishop Hoyt M. Dobbs, Jackson, Miss.; W. F. Dunkle, Orlando, Fla.; 
W. W. Holmes, New Orleans, La.; Foster K. Gamble, Birming- 



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ham, Ala.; Grover C. Emmons, Nashville, Tenn. ; W. A. Shelton, 
Birmingham, Ala. 

Methodist Protestant 
Frank L. Shaffer, Clarksburg, W. Va.; J. E. Butler, Haynesville, La.; 
P. M. Ellis, Reesville, Ohio. 

Committee on Membership and Temporal Ek;onomy 

Methodist Episcopal 
Bishop Frederick D. Leete, DeLand, Fla. ; Geoi-ge W. Henson, Phila- 
delphia, Pa.; William C. Hartinger, Indianapolis, Ind.; Edward 
Laird Mills, San Francisco, Calif.; Vincent P. Clarke, Boston, 
Mass. ; Fred C. Huebner, Des Moines, Iowa. 

Methodist Episcopal, So7ith 
Bishop A. Frank Smith, Houston, Tex.; Costen J. Harrell, Nashville, 
Tenn.; George L. Morelock, Nashville, Tenn.; Mrs. F. B. Godfrey, 
Orlando, Fla.; J. W. Mills, Tyler, Tex.; William R. Webb, Bell 
Buckle, Tenn. 

Methodist Protestant 
Leonard B. Smith, Baltimore, Md.; S. W. Taylor, Asheboro, N. C; 
Nate S. Williamson, Meridian, Miss. 

Committee on Missions, Church Extension, Hospitals, 

Homes, Orphanages, Evangelism, Deaconess Work, 

Temperance, and Social Service 

Methodist Episcopal 
Bishop Edwin H. Hughes, Washington, D. C; Mrs. W. H. C. Goode, 
Sidney, Ohio; Mrs. Thomas Nicholson, Mount Vernon, Iowa; 
Howard C. Baldwin, Detroit, Mich.; Edgar T. Welch, Westfield, 
N. Y.; R. E. Diffendorfer, New York, N. Y.; Edward D. Kohlstedt, 
Philadelphia, Pa.; Roy L. Smith, Los Angeles, Calif.; Benjamin 

F. Smith, Chicago, 111.; John G. Benson, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Methodist Episcopal, South 
Bishop Arthur J. Moore, San Antonio, Tex.; Willard G. Cram, Nash- 
ville, Tenn.; Mrs. J. W. Perry, Abingdon, Va.; T. D. Ellis, 
Louisville, Ky. ; J. H. Groseclose, Dallas, Tex.; J. W. Moore, New- 
port News, Va. ; W. E. Brock, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Silas Johnson, 
Macon, Ga. ; J. D. Hammons, Little Rock, Ark.; Percy D. Maddin, 
Nashville, Tenn. 

Methodist Protestant 
J. W. Hawley, Pittsburgh, Pa.; G. W. Haddaway, Baltimore, Md.; 

G. C. Weaver, Rochester, N. Y.; Mrs. J. W. Shell, Pittsburgh, Pa.; 
Mrs. S. W. Rosenberger, Columbus, Ohio. 

Committee on Education 

Methodist Episcopal 
Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, Omaha, Nebr. ; John L. Seaton, Albion, 
Mich.; Horace G. Smith, Evanston, 111.; H, W. McPherson, 
Chicago, 111.; Jesse Lee Corley, Los Angeles, Calif.; David D. 
Jones, Greensboro, N. C; D. Stewart Patterson, Washington, 
D. C. 

Methodist Episcopal, South 
Bishop Paul B. Kern, Nashville, Tenn.; H. N. Snyder, Spartanburg, 
S. C; Paul W. Quillian, Houston, Tex.; J. Emerson Ford, Marion, 



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S. C. ; William F. Quillian, Nashville, Tenn. ; William P. Few, 
Durham, N. C; Miss Mabel K. Howell, Nashville, Tenn. 

Methodist Protestant 

E. A. Sexsmith, Baltimore, Md.; F. W. Stephenson, Pittsburgh, Pa.; 
J. Leas Green, Salisburv, Md. ; Congressman Teague, High Point, 

N. C. 

Committee on Publishing Interests 

Methodist Episcopal 

Bishop H. Lester Smith, Cincinnati, Ohio; Benjamin W. Meeks, 
Frederick, Md.; George C. Douglass, Cincinnati, Ohio; Matthew 
S. Davage, Atlanta, Ga.; Frank A. Home (deceased). New York, 
N. Y. ; John D. Crummey, San Jose, Calif.; Ernest H. Cherring- 
ton, Washington, D. C. 

Methodist Ejnscopal, South 

Bishop J. Lloyd Decell, Birmingham, Ala.; B. A. Whitmore, Nashville, 
Tenn.; W. Angle Smith, Dallas, Tex.; R. E. L. Morgan, Lawton, 
Okla.; H. H. Sherman, Front Royal, Va.; M. T. Plyler, Greens- 
boro, N. C; W. H. Swiggart, Nashville, Tenn. 

Methodist Protestoyit 
W. C. Perkins, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Roby F. Day, Inwood, Far Rockaway 
N. Y.; R. L. Shipley, Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. W. C. Hammer, Ashe- 
boro, N. C. 

Committee on Superannuate Support, Pensions, and Relief 

Methodist Episcopal 

Bishop Ernest Lynn Waldorf, Chicago, HI.; Thomas H. Stafford, 
Chicago, 111.; Thomas S. Brock, Trenton, N. J.; Henry L. Davis, 
Indianapolis, Ind.; Roy L. Sprague, Seattle, Wash.; E. J. Mat- 
thews, Waukesha, Wis. 

Methodist Episcojml, South 
Bishop U. V. W. Darlington, Huntington, W. Va.; Charles W. Tad- 
lock, St. Louis, Mo.; C. W. Webdell, St. Louis, Mo.; B. R. Turnip- 
seed, Rock Hill, S. C; A. T. Mcllwain, Greenwood, Miss.; S. H. 
C. Burgin, Corpus Christi, Tex. 

Methodist Protestant 

Eugene C. Makosky, Arlington, Va.; C. R. Green, Maxwell, Iowa; 
L. E. Bee, Weston, W. Va. 

Committee on Rituals and Order of Worship 

Methodist Episcopal 

J. S. Ladd Thomas, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa.; Oscar T. Olson, 
Cleveland, Ohio; Richard C. Raines, Minneapolis, Minn. 

Methodist Episcopal, South 
Bishop Ivan Lee Holt, Dallas, Tex.; R. W. Goodloe, Dallas, Tex.; 
Nolan B. Harmon, Jr., Roanoke, Va. 

Methodist Protestant 
C. E. Forlines, Westminster, Md.; Mrs. H. W. Maier, Toronto, Ohio. 



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Legal Committee on Permanent Funds 

Methodist Episcopal 
Benjamin A. Matthews, New York, N. Y. ; H. R. Van Deusen, Scran- 
ton, Pa.; Charles O. Loucks, Chicago, 111.; Vincent P. Clarke, 
Boston, Mass. 

Methodist Episcopal, South 
H. H. White, Alexandria, La.; J, Morgan Stevens, Jackson, Miss.; 
Walter McElreath, Atlanta, Ga. 

Methodist Protestant 
Harry Shaw, Fairmont, W. Va. ; Heniy Gilligan, Washington, D. C. 

Committee on Enabling Acts 

Methodist Episcopal 

Bishop Edgar Blake, Detroit, Mich.; F. W, Mueller, Philadelphia, Pa.; 
Ernest H. Cherrington, Washington, D. C. 

Methodist Einscopal, South 
Bishop Paul B. Kern, Nashville, Tenn.; W. M. Alexander, Nashville, 
Tenn,.; Harry Dennian, Nashville, Tenn. 

Methodist Protestant 
J. C. Broom'field, Fairmont, W. Va. 

Committee on Public Meetings 

Methodist Episcopal 

Bishop Charles L. Mead, Kansas City, Mo.; Fred D. Stone, Chicago, 
111.; H. R. Snavely, Marshall, 111. 

Methodist Episcopal, South 

Bishop Ivan Lee Holt, Dallas, Tex.; W. F. Quillian, Nashville, Tenn.; 
J. M,. Williams, Conway, Ark. 

Methodist Protestant 
Charles S. Bragg, Clio, Mich. 

JOINT COMMISSION ON ENTERTAINMENT OF UNITING 
CONFERENCE 

(Elected by the General Conferences) 

Chairman — Dr. Isaac E. Miller, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Vice-Chairman — Dr. F. W. Lineberry, Elkhart, Ind. 
Secretary-Treasurer — Dr. H. P. Myers, Nashville, Tenn. 

Executive Committee 

Isaac E. Miller, Cincinnati, Ohio; F. W. Lineberry, Elkhart, Ind.; 
H. P. Myers, Nashville, Tenn.; E. C. Watson, Clarksburg, W. Va.; 
L. J. Lyons, Kansas City, Mo.; Harry Shaw, Fairmont, W. Va. 

Methodist Episcopal 

L. J. Lyons, Kansas City, Mo.; John A. Rinkle, Minneapolis, Minn.; 
Aubrey S. Moore, Chicago, 111.; T. W. Appleby, Cincinnati, Ohio.; 
Isaac E. Miller, Cincinnati, Ohio. 



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Methodist Episcopal, South 

H. P. Myers, Nashville, Tenn.; S. S. McKenney, Tyler, Tex.; E. C. 
Watson, Clarksburg, W. Va.; Miller S. Bell, Milledgeville, Ga.; 
C. W. Tadlock, St. Louis, Mo. 

Methodist Pi-otestant 

Harry Shaw, Fairmont, W. Va.; F. Murray Benson, Baltimore, Md.; 
J. E. Pritchard, High Point, N. C; J. S. Eddins, Birmingham, 
Ala.; F. W. Lineberry, Elkhart, Ind. 

COMMITTEE ON ENTERTAINMENT OF THE UNITING 
CONFERENCE 

(From Kansas City, Missouri) 

Chairman — Bishop Charles L. Mead, 1121 McGee St. 
Co-Chairman— Bishop W. T. Watkins, Emory University, Ga. 
Executive Vice-President — Dr. Thomas B. Mather, 7434 Madison. 
Secretary — Dr. C. E. Street, Linwood and Olive. 
Treasurer — Mr. Kenneth Robertson, 1111 Grand Ave. 

Executive Committee 

Bishop Charles L. Mead, 1121 McGee St.; Bishop W. T. Watkins, 
Emory University, Ga. ; Thomas B. Mather, 7434 Madison; Ken- 
neth Robertson, 1111 Grand Ave.; R. S. Kenaston, 5116 Brookside; 
W. R. Glower, 804 LaFayette; G. F. Tipton, 2421 Brooklyn; R. 
Carter Tucker, Scarritt Building; A. W. Allen, 1938 N. 28th St.; 
Mrs. Dan B. Brummitt, 1010 W. 70 Terrace. 

Committees — Chairmen 

Finance — R. Carter Tucker, Scarritt Building. 

Auditing, Budgeting, Expenditures — T. O. Cunningham, Independence, 

Mo. 
Registrations-Hotels — J. E. Kulp, Chamber of Commerce. 
Ushers-Pages — E. L. Hobbs, 506 Gladstone Boulevard. 
Transportation— J. W. Miller, 4401 Charlotte. 
Hospitality — W. C. Hanson, 1121 McGee St. 
Women's Activities — Mrs. Fred A. Lamb, 6635 Edgevale Road. 
Activities Among Negroes — Rev. G. F. Tipton, 2421 Brooklyn. 
Pulpit Supply — S. B. Edmondson, 57th and Wornall. 
Music — Powell Weaver, 107 Ward Parkway. 

Radio — Rev. King D. Beach, Armour Boulevard and Kenwood. 
Publicity— William C. Hanson, 1121 McGee St. 
Restaurants — C. M. Hayman, Fidelity Bank Building. 
Secretarial Help— Mrs. H. 0. Boling, 5030 Wabash. 
Press — Frank Rucker, Independence, Mo. 
Exhibits — Rev. H. G. Conger, Chicago, 111. 
Decorations — Edwin J. Barnes, -Jr., 4831 Liberty. 
Information — George E. Ryder, 8001 Wayne. 
Housing — Residential Homes — Rev. Mills M. Anderson, 406 W. 74th 

St. 
Telephone-Telegraph— Mrs. J. W. Showalter, 2723 N. 10th St. 
Post Office— A. A. McCullum, 2506 Northon. 
Ex-Officio— L. E. Dixon, 1208 N. 25th St.; Edward Hislop, 1121 McGee 

St.; W. A. Keve, 1227 Rowland St. 



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COMMISSION ON ENTERTAINMENT OF THE 1940 GENERAL 
CONFERENCE 

Chairman: Leslie J. Lyons, 1002 Walnut, Kansas City, Mo. 
Vice-Chaimian: E. C. Watson, 306 Altamont Apts., Birmingham, Ala. 
Secretary: Dr. Aubrey S. Moore, 77 Washington St., Chicago, 111. 
Northeastern Jurisdiction: Dr. J. Edgar Washabaugh, J. H. Baker. 
Southeastern Jurisdiction: Dr. Thomas D. Ellis, E. C. Watson. 
North Central Jurisdiction: Dr. Aubrey S. Moore, Troy W. Appleby. 
South Central Jurisdiction: Dr. C. M. Reves, Judge Leslie J. Lyons. 
Western Jurisdiction: Dr. Roy 0. Hills, Judge Nathan Newby. 
Central Jurisdiction: Dr. Stanley E. Grannum, John A. Patton. 

SECRETARIES OF THE GENERAL CONFERENCES 

Methodist Episcopal — John M. Arters, Bangor, Me. 
Methodist Episcopal, South— Lud H. Estes, Memphis, Tenn. 
Methodist Protestant — Cuthbert W. Bates, Browns Summit, N. C. 

THE ECUMENICAL COUNCIL 

(Western Section) 

The members of the Ecumenical Council of Methodism who live in the 
United States are: Bishop F. D. Leete, Chairman; Dr. A. J. 
Weeks, Secretary; Bishop A. W. Leonard, Bishop Herbert Welch, 
Bishop John M. Moore, Bishop Paul B. Kern, Bishop Ivan Lee 
Holt, Bishop C. C. Selecman, Bishop J. C. Broomfield, President 
H. W. Cox, Dr. T. D. Ellis, Judge M. E. Lawson, Mrs. J. W. 
Perry, Dr. W. F. Quillian, Dr. G. W. Haddaway, Judge Harry 
Shaw, Dr. W. T. Collfas, Dr. J. R. Edwards, President M. S. 
Davage, Dr. E. R. Lowther, Dr. D. L. Marsh, Mrs. F. C. Reynolds, 
Dr. R. C. Raines, Dr. O. T. Olson, Mr. C. C. Parlin, Dr. E. D. 
Soper, Mrs. H. E. Woolever. 



CONSTITUTION OF THE METHODIST 
CHURCH 

Division One 

Article I — Declaration of Union 

The Methodist Episcopal Church, The Methodist Epis- 
copal Church, South, and The Methodist Protestant Church 
shall be united in one Church. 

Article II — Name 
The name of the Church shall be The Methodist Church. 

Article III — Articles of Religion 
The Articles of Religion shall be those historically held 
in common by the three uniting Churches, (See Disci- 
plines.) 

Division Two — Conferences 

1. There shall be a General Conference for the entire 
Church with such powers, duties, and privileges as are here- 
inafter set forth. 

2. There shall be Jurisdictional Conferences for the 
Church in the United States of America, with such powers, 
duties, and privileges as are hereinafter set forth. 

3. There shall be Central Conferences for the Church 
outside the United States of America, with such powers, 
duties, and privileges as are hereinafter set forth. 

4. There shall be Annual Conferences as the fundamental 
bodies in the Church, with such powers, duties, and privi- 
leges as are hereinafter set forth. 

SECTION I — GENERAL CONFERENCE 

Article I. — The General Conference shall be composed of 
not less than 600 nor more than 800 delegates, one-half of 
whom shall be ministers and one-half lay members, to be 
elected by the Annual Conferences. 

Article II. — The General Conference shall meet in the 
month of April or May once in four years, beginning with 
such year and at such place as shall be fixed by the Uniting 
Conference, and thereafter at such time and in such place 
as shall be determined by the General Conference or by its 
duly authorized committees. 

Article III. — The General Conference shall fix the ratio 
of representation in the General, Jurisdictional, and Central 
Conferences from the Annual Conferences, with the total 
ministerial membership in the Annual Conference as a basis, 
provided that each Annual Conference shall be entitled to 

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at least one ministerial and one lay delegate in the General 
Conference and also in the Jurisdictional or Central Con- 
ference. 

Article IV. — The General Conference shall have full 
legislative power over all matters distinctly connectional, 
and in the exercise of said power shall have authority as 
follows : 

1. To define and fix the conditions, privileges, and duties 
of church membership. 

2. To define and fix the qualifications and duties of Eld- 
ers, Deacons, Supply Preachers, Local Preachers, Ex- 
horters, and Deaconesses. 

3. To define and fix the powers and duties of Annual 
Conferences, Mission Conferences, and Missions, and of 
District, Quarterly, and Church Conferences. 

4. To provide for the organization, promotion, and ad- 
ministration of the work of the Church outside the United 
States of America. 

5. To define and fix the powers, duties, and privileges of 
the Episcopacy; to adopt a plan for the support of the 
Bishops, to provide a uniform rule for their superannuation, 
and to provide for the discontinuance of a Bishop because 
of inefficiency or unacceptability, 

6. To provide and revise the Hymnal and Ritual of the 
Church and to regulate all matters relating to the form and 
mode of worship, subject to the limitations of the First 
Restrictive Rule. 

7. To provide a judicial system and a method of judicial 
procedure for the Church, except as herein otherwise pre- 
scribed. 

8. To initiate and to direct all connectional enterprises 
of the Church, such as publishing, evangelistic, educational, 
missionary, and benevolent, and to provide boards for their 
promotion and administration. 

9. To determine and provide for raising the funds neces- 
sary to carry on the connectional work of the Church. 

10. To fix a uniform basis upon which Bishops shall be 
elected by the Jurisdictional Conferences and to determine 
the number of Bishops that may be elected by Central Con- 
ferences. 

11. To select its presiding officers from the Bishops, 
through a committee, provided that the Bishops shall select 
from their own number the president for the opening 
session. 

12. To change the number and the boundaries of Juris- 
dictional Conferences upon the consent of a majority of the 



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Annual Conferences in each Jurisdictional Conference in- 
volved. 

13. To establish such commissions for the general work of 
the Church as may be deemed advisable. 

14. To enact such other legislation as may be necessary, 
subject to the limitations and restrictions of the Constitution 
of the Church. 

SECTION II — RESTRICTIVE RULES 

1. The General Conference shall not revoke, alter, or 
change our Articles of Religion, or establish any new stand- 
ards or rules of doctrine contrary to our present existing and 
established standards of doctrine. 

2. The General Conference shall not change or alter any 
part or rule of our government so as to do away Episcopacy, 
or destroy the plan of our itinerant General Superintend- 
ency. 

3. The General Conference shall not do away the privi- 
leges of our Ministers or Preachers of trial by a committee 
and of an appeal ; neither shall it do away the privileges of 
our members of trial before the church, or by a committee, 
and of an appeal. 

4. The General Conference shall not revoke or change the 
General Rules of the United Societies. 

5. The General Conference shall not appropriate the pro- 
duce of the Publishing House, the Book Concern, or the 
Chartered Fund to any purpose other than for the benefit 
of the traveling, supernumerary, superannuated, and worn- 
out preachers, their wives, widows, and children. 

SECTION III — AMENDMENTS 

1. Amendments to the Constitution may originate in 
either the General Conference or an Annual Conference. 

2. Amendments to the Constitution shall be made upon a 
two-thirds majority of the General Conference present and 
voting and a two-thirds majority of all the members of the 
several Annual Conferences present and voting, except in 
the case of the First Restrictive Rule, which shall require a 
three-fourths majority of all the members of the Annual 
Conferences present and voting. The vote, after being com- 
pleted, shall be canvassed by the Council of Bishops and the 
amendment voted upon shall become effective upon their 
announcement of its having received the required majority. 

3. A Jurisdictional Conference may by a majority vote 
propose changes in the Constitution of the Church, and such 
proposed changes shall be submitted to the next General 



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Conference. If the General Conference adopt the measure 
by a two-thirds vote, it shall be submitted to the Annual 
Conferences according to the provision for amendments. 

SECTION IV — JURISDICTIONAL CONFERENCES 

Article I. — The Jurisdictional Conferences shall be com- 
posed of as many representatives from the Annual Con- 
ferences as shall be determined by a uniform basis 
established by the General Conference. 

Article II. — All Jurisdictional Conferences shall have the 
same status and the same privileges of action within the 
limits fixed by the Constitution. The ratio of representation 
of the Annual Conferences in the General Conference shall 
be the same for all Jurisdictional Conferences. 

Article III. — The General Conference shall fix the basis 
of representation in the Jurisdictional Conferences, provided 
that the Jurisdictional Conferences shall be composed of an 
equal number of ministerial and lay delegates, the minis- 
terial to be elected by the ministerial members of the Annual 
Conferences and the lay delegates by the lay members. 

Article IV. — Each Jurisdictional Conference shall meet 
within the twelve months succeeding the meeting of the 
General Conference at such time and place as shall have been 
determined by the preceding Jurisdictional Conference, or 
by its properly constituted committee. The first meeting 
of each Jurisdictional Conference after the General Confer- 
ence shall be called by the Council of Bishops at a date fixed 
by them and at a place selected by a Committee on Enter- 
tainment appointed by them. 

Article V. — The Jurisdictional Conferences shall have the 
following powers and duties and such others as may be 
conferred by the General Conference : 

1. To promote the evangelistic, educational, missionary, 
and benevolent interests of the Church, and to provide for 
interests and institutions within their boundaries. 

2. To elect Bishops and to co-operate in carrying out such 
plans for their support as may be determined by the General 
Conference. 

3. To establish and constitute Jurisdictional Conference 
Boards as auxiliary to the General Boards of the Church as 
the need may appear, and to choose their representatives on 
the General Boards in such manner as the General Confer- 
ence may determine. 

4. To determine the boundaries of their Annual Confer- 
ences, provided that there shall be no Annual Conference 
with a membership of fewer than fifty ministers in full con- 
nection, except by the consent of the General Conference, 



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5. To make rules and regulations for the administration 
of the work of the Church within the Jurisdiction, subject to 
such powers as have been or shall be vested in the General 
Conference. 

6. To appoint a Committee on Appeals to hear and deter- 
mine the appeal of a traveling preacher of that Jurisdiction 
from the decision of a trial committee. 

SECTION V. — CENTRAL CONFERENCES 

Article I. — There shall be Central Conferences for the 
work of the Church outside the United States of America 
with such duties, powers, and privileges as are hereinafter 
set forth. The number and boundaries of the Central Con- 
ferences shall be determined by the Uniting Conference. 
Subsequently the General Conference shall have authority 
to change the number and boundaries of Central Confer- 
ences. The Central Conferences shall have the duties, 
powers, and privileges hereinafter set forth. 

Article II. — The Central Conferences shall be composed 
of as many delegates as shall be determined by a basis estab- 
lished by the General Conference. The delegates shall be 
ministerial and lay in equal numbers, the ministerial dele- 
gates to be elected by the ministerial members and the lay 
delegates by the lay members of the Annual Conferences. 

Article III. — The Central Conferences shall meet within 
the year succeeding the meeting of the General Conference 
at such times and places as shall have been determined by 
the preceding respective Central Conferences or by com- 
missions appointed by them, or by the General Conference. 
The date and place of the first meeting succeeding the first 
General Conference shall be fixed by the Bishops of the 
respective Central Conferences, or in such manner as shall 
be determined by the General Conference. 

Article IV. — The Central Conferences shall have the fol- 
lowing powers and duties and such others as may be con- 
ferred by the General Conference: 

1. To promote the evangelistic, educational, missionary, 
and benevolent interests and institutions of the Church 
within their own boundaries. 

2. To elect the Bishops for the respective Central Con- 
ferences in number as may be determined from time to time, 
upon a basis fixed by the General Conference, and to co- 
operate in carrying out such plans for the support of their 
Bishops as may be determined by the General Conference. 

3. To establish and constitute such Central Conference 
Boards as may be required and to elect their administrative 
officers. 



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4. To determine the boundaries of the Annual Confer- 
ences within their respective areas. 

5. To make such rules and regulations for the administra- 
tion of the work within their boundaries as the conditions 
in the respective areas may require, subject to the povv^ers 
that have been or shall be vested in the General Conference. 

6. To appoint a Committee on Appeals to hear and deter- 
mine the appeal of a traveling preacher of that Central 
Conference from the decision of a Committee of Trial. 

SECTION VI. — EPISCOPAL ADMINISTRATION IN CENTRAL 
CONFERENCES 

1. The Bishops of the Central Conferences shall be elected 
and inducted into office by their respective Central Confer- 
ences. 

2. The Bishops of the Central Conferences shall have 
membership in the Council of Bishops with vote limited to 
matters relating to their respective Central Conferences. 

3. The Bishops of the Central Conferences shall preside 
in the sessions of their respective Central Conferences. 

4. The Bishops of each Central Conference shall arrange 
the plan of Episcopal visitation within their Central Con- 
ference. 

5. The Council of Bishops may assign one of their number 
to visit any Central Conference. When so assigned the 
Bishop shall be recognized as an accredited representative 
of the general Church ; and when requested by a majority of 
the Bishops of a Central Conference may exercise therein 
the functions of the Episcopacy. 

SECTION VII — ANNUAL CONFERENCES 

Article I. — The Annual Conference shall be composed of 
all the Traveling Preachers in full connection with it, to- 
gether with a laj^ member elected by each pastoral charge. 
The lay members shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of 
age and shall have been for the four years next preceding 
their election members of one of the constituent Churches 
forming this union, or of The Methodist Church. 

A7'ticle II. — The Annual Conference is the basic body in 
the Church, and as such shall have reserved to it the right 
to vote on all constitutional amendments, on the election of 
ministerial and lay delegates to the General and the Juris- 
dictional or Central Conferences, on all matters relating to 
the character and conference relations of its ministerial 
members, and on the ordination of ministers, and such other 
rights as have not been delegated to the General Conference 
under the Constitution, with the exception that the lay mem- 



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bers may not vote on matters of ordination, character, and 
conference relations of ministers. It shall discharge such 
duties and exercise such powers as the General Conference 
under the Constitution may determine. 

Article III. — The Annual Conference shall elect minis- 
terial and lay delegates to the General Conference and to 
its Jurisdictional or Central Conference in the manner pro- 
vided in this section, Articles IV and V, at the session 
preceding the General Conference. The persons first 
elected up to the number determined by the ratio for repre- 
sentation in the General Conference shall be representatives 
in that body. Additional delegates shall be elected to com- 
plete the number determined by the ratio for representation 
in the Jurisdictional or Central Conference, who, together 
with those first elected as above, shall be delegates in the 
Jurisdictional or Central Conference. The additional dele- 
gates to the Jurisdictional or Central Conference shall in 
the order of their election be the reserve delegates to the 
General Conference. The Annual Conference shall also elect 
reserve ministerial and lay delegates to the Jurisdictional 
or Central Conference as it may deem desirable. 

Article IV. — The ministerial delegates to the General 
Conference and to the Jurisdictional or Central Conference 
shall be elected by the ministerial members of the Annual 
Conference, provided that such delegates shall have been 
traveling preachers in the constituent Churches forming this 
union, or in The Methodist Church, for at least four years 
next preceding their election and are in full connection with 
the Annual Conference electing them when elected and at 
the time of holding the General and Jurisdictional or Central 
Conferences. 

Article V. — The lay delegates to the General Conference 
and to the Jurisdictional or Central Conference shall be 
elected by the lay members of the Annual Conference, pro- 
vided that such delegates be at least twenty-five (25) years 
of age and shall have been members of the constituent 
Churches forming this union, or of The Methodist Church, 
for at least four years next preceding their election, and are 
members thereof within the Annual Conference electing 
them at the time of holding the General and Jurisdictional 
or Central Conferences. 

SECTION VIII — BOUNDARIES 

Article /.—The Methodist Church in the United States of 
America shall have Jurisdictional Conferences made up as 
follows : 

Northeastern — Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massa- 



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chusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsyl- 
vania, New Jersey, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, 
District of Columbia, Porto Rico. 

Southeastern — Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, 
Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missis- 
sippi, Cuba. 

Central — The Negro Annual Conferences, the Negro Mis- 
sion Conferences and Missions in the United States of 
America. 

North Central — Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wis- 
consin, Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota. 

South Central — Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, 
Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico. 

Western — Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California, Ne- 
vada, Utah, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Alaska, 
Hawaiian Islands. 

Article II. — The work of the Church outside the United 
States of America may be formed into Central Conferences, 
the number and boundaries of which shall be determined 
by the Uniting Conference, the General Conference having 
authority subsequently to make changes in the number and 
boundaries. 

Article III. — Changes in the number, names, and bounda- 
ries of the Jurisdictional Conferences may be effected by 
the General Conference upon the consent of a majority of 
the Annual Conferences of each of the Jurisdictional Confer- 
ences involved. 

Article IV. — Changes in the number, names, and bounda- 
ries of the Annual Conferences may be effected by the Juris- 
dictional Conferences in the United States of America and 
by the Central Conferences outside the United States of 
America, according to the provisions under the respective 
powers of the Jurisdictional and the Central Conferences. 

SECTION IX — DISTRICT CONFERENCES 

Article I. — There may be organized in an Annual Con- 
ference District Conferences composed of such persons and 
invested with such powers as the General Conference may 
determine. 

SECTION X — QUARTERLY CONFERENCES 

Article I. — There shall be organized in each pastoral 
charge a Quarterly Conference composed of such persons 
and invested with such powers as the General Conference 
shall provide. 

Article II. — Election of Church Officers. — Unless the Gen- 
eral Conference shall order otherwise the officers of the 



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church or churches constituting a pastoral charge shall be 
elected by the Quarterly Conference or by the members of 
said church or churches at a meeting called for that purpose, 
as may be arranged by the Quarterly Conference, unless the 
election is otherwise required by local church charters or 
state laws. 

SECTION XI — CHURCH CONFERENCES 

There may be a Church Conference in each church, hav- 
ing such powers and duties as the General Conference may 
prescribe. 

Division Three — Episcopacy 

Article I. — There shall be an Episcopacy in The Methodist 
Church of like plan, powers, privileges, and duties as now 
exist in The Methodist Episcopal Church and The Methodist 
Episcopal Church, South. 

Article II. — The Bishops shall be elected by the respective 
Jurisdictional and Central Conferences and ordained or con- 
secrated in the historic manner of Episcopal Methodism at 
such time and place as may be fixed by the General Con- 
ference. 

Article III. — There shall be a Council of Bishops composed 
of all the Bishops of all the Jurisdictional and Central Con- 
ferences. The Council shall meet at least once a year and 
plan for the general oversight and promotion of the temporal 
and spiritual interests of the entire Church and for carry- 
ing into effect the rules, regulations, and responsibilities 
prescribed and enjoined by the General Conference, and in 
accord with provisions set forth in this Plan of Union. 

Article IV. — The Bishops of each Jurisdictional and 
Central Conference shall arrange the Plan of Episcopal Su- 
pervision of the Annual Conferences, Mission Conferences, 
and Missions within their respective territories. 

Article V. — The Bishops shall have residential and presi- 
dential supervision in the Jurisdictional Conferences in 
which they are elected. A Bishop may be transferred from 
one Jurisdiction to another Jurisdiction for presidential and 
residential supervision by the Council of Bishops when 
such transfer is requested by the Jurisdictional Conference 
to which such proposed transfer is to be made. 

A Bishop may be assigned by the Council of Bishops for 
presidential service or other temporary service not to exceed 
a year, in another Jurisdiction than that which elected him, 
provided request is made by a majority of the Bishops in the 
Jurisdiction of the proposed service. 

In the case of an emergency in any Jurisdiction through 



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the death or disability of its Bishops the Council of Bishops 
may assign one or more Bishops from other Jurisdictions to 
the work of the said Jurisdiction with the consent of a ma- 
jority of the Bishops of that Jurisdiction. 

Article VI. — The Bishops of The Methodist Episcopal 
Church and of The Methodist Episcopal Church, South, at 
the time union is consummated, shall be Bishops of The 
Methodist Church. 

The delegates from the Annual Conferences of The 
Methodist Protestant Church in the Uniting Conference 
shall have the authority and power to elect to the office of 
Bishop two ministers of their Church who, upon ordination 
or consecration at the Uniting Conference by the Bishops of 
the other two Churches, shall become effective Bishops of 
The Methodist Church. 

The effective Bishops shall be assigned for service to the 
various Jurisdictional Conferences by the Uniting Confer- 
ence. 

Article VII. — A Bishop presiding over a District, Annual, 
or Jurisdictional Conference shall decide all questions of law 
coming before him in the regular business of a session, pro- 
vided that such questions be presented in writing and that 
his decisions be recorded in the Journal of the Conference. 

Such an Episcopal decision shall not be authoritative ex- 
cept for the pending case until it shall have been passed upon 
by the Judicial Council. Each Bishop shall report in writing 
annually all his decisions of law, with a syllabus of the same, 
to the Judicial Council, which shall affirm, modify, or re- 
verse them. 

Article VIII. — The Bishops of the several Jurisdictional 
Conferences shall preside in the sessions of their respective 
Jurisdictional Conferences. 

Division Four — The Judiciary 

Article I. — There shall be a Judicial Council. The General 
Conference shall determine the number and qualifications of 
its members, their terms of office, and the method of election 
and the filling of vacancies. 

Article II. — The Judicial Council shall have authority : 
1. To determine the constitutionality of any act of the 
General Conference upon an appeal of a majority of the 
Council of Bishops, or one-fifth of the members of the Gener- 
al Conference ; and to determine the constitutionality of any 
act of a Jurisdictional or Central Conference upon an appeal 
of a majority of the Bishops of that Jurisdictional or Central 
Conference or upon the appeal of one-fifth of the members 
of that Jurisdictional or Central Conference. 



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2. To hear and determine any appeal from a Bishop's 
decision on a question of law made in the Annual or District 
Conference when said appeal has been made by one-fifth of 
that Conference present and voting. 

3. To pass upon decisions of law made by Bishops in 
Annual or District Conferences. 

4. To hear and determine the legality of any action taken 
therein by any General Conference board or Jurisdictional 
or Central Conference board or body, upon appeal by one- 
third of the members thereof or upon request of the Council 
of Bishops, or a majority of the Bishops of a Jurisdictional 
or a Central Conference. 

5. To have such other duties and powers as may be con- 
ferred upon it by the General Conference. 

6. To provide its own methods of organization and pro- 
cedure. 

Article III. — All decisions of the Judicial Council shall be 
final. However, when the Judicial Council shall declare any 
act of the General Conference unconstitutional that decision 
shall be reported back to that General Conference immedi- 
ately. 



UNITING CONFERENCE OFFICERS 

PRESIDING OFFICERS 



Edv/in H. Hughes 
John M. Moore 
James H. Straughn 
Charles L. Mead 
Paul B. Kern 
Adna W. Leonard 
Urban V. W. Darlington 
Ernest G. Richardson 
Arthur J. Moore 



Ernest L. Waldorf 
A. Frank Smith 
H. Lester Smith 
Ivan Lee Holt 
Francis J. McConnell 
John C. Broomfield 
Edgar Blake 
Charles C. Selecman 
Titus Lowe 



SECRETARIAL STAFF 

Secretary-in~Chief 
LUD H. Estes 

Associate Secretaries 
Edgar R. Heckman Cuthbert W. Bates 

Standing Votes 
Cuthbert W. Bates J. Leas Green 

Arthur J. Callaghan Albert G. Judd 

R. F. Curl Asa J. Kestle 

John C. Glenn Charles S. Kirkpatrick 

Charles A. Robbins 

Calendar 

John B. F. Yoak, Jr. D. Stewart Patterson 

Non-Concurre7it Calendar 

Robert N. Brooks 

Daily Advocate 

Robert S. Satterfield 

Bullots and Tellers 

John J. Bunting 

Telegrams 

John N. R. Score 

Discipline 

T. LeRoy Hooper 
Grover C. Emmons 

General Assistants 

Thomas P. Potter 

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Fred B. Newell 



Curtis B. Haley 



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TELLERS 

Secretary of Ballots and Tellers 

J. J. Bunting 



Ministers 



Clem Baker 
Henry W. Blackburn 
Frank L. Brown 
Clyde K. Campbell 
H. Almon Chaffee 
Dana Dawson 
J. S. Eddins 
Glenn Engebretsen 
Homer R. Gettle 

Mrs. W. H. Dangel 
John C. Glenn 
R. E. Greer 

Fred P. Adkins 
Lawrence M. Barnard 
W. 0. Batts 
George W. Bright 
Clarence M. Dannelly 
Paul S. Haley 
Claude C. Hall 
Alfred F. Hughes 

Raymond L. Archer 
Theodore Arvidson 
J. S. M. Cannon 



Miss Irma Highbaugh 
Reuben McAllister 
Walter S. Rogers 
J. Fisher Simpson 
Frank H. Trotter 
Edward E. White 
Paul P. Wiant 
Ernest L. Woolf 
James D. Wooten 

Reserves 

Earl G. Hamlett 
Charles A. Jones 
John A. Patton 

Laymen 

Glenn C. James 
A. J. Koonce 
Harry C. Leonard 
Elbert M. Moffatt 
E. M. Sweet, Jr. 
Charles C. Sherrod 
William H. Utz, Jr. 
Merle T. Waggoner 

Reserves 

Carl S. McFall 
Boyce Martin 
W. H. Wiseman 



PERSONNEL OF THE UNITING CONFERENCE 

Names of Delegates and Reserve Delegates, Ministerial and Lay, 
elected, appointed, or ex-officio, arranged alphabetically by Annual 
Conferences, with post-office addresses, appointments, or occupations. 

HOW THE DELEGATES WERE ELECTED OR APPOINTED 
Methodist Episcopal Church 

Report No. 2 — Commission on Interdenominational Relations Choos- 
ing the Membership of the Uniting Conference. General Conference 
Journal, 1936, page 568. 

"1, Each Annual Conference in the United States shall elect one 
Ministerial Delegate for each one hundred members, but a fraction 
of two-thirds or more of one hundred members shall be entitled to an 
additional Delegate. Lay Delegates in like numbers shall be elected 
by the Lay Conference, provided strictly, that each Annual Conference 
and each Lay Conference shall be entitled to at least one Delegate. 
Annual Conferences and Lay Conferences may elect as many Reserve 
Delegates as they have Delegates. 

"2. The Ministerial and Lay members of the Commission on Inter- 
denominational Relations shall be ex-officio members of the Uniting 
Conference. 

"3. The Bishops shall have authority to elect a sufficient number of 
Delegates-at-large to the Uniting Conference to complete the full 
number of four hundred Delegates fixed by the Plan of Union as the 
Methodist Episcopal quota. 

"4. In carrying out the provision of Paragraph 3 as above given, 
the Bishops are requested to provide for an equitable representation 
in the Uniting Conference of our Conferences or Missions in foreign 
lands — if possible among such missionaries or nationals as may be in 
the United States on visitations or furloughs — this with a view to 
curtailing the expenses incident to holding the Uniting Conference, 
and also they shall have regard to the connectional agencies of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, including The Woman's Home and The 
Woman's Foreign Missionary Societies." 

Methodist Episcopal Church, South 

Report No. 3 — Committee on Church Relations and Bible Cause. 
General Coyiference Journal, 1938, page 150. 

"5. That the four hundred members of the Uniting Conference 
allotted to the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, shall be chosen 
as follows: 

"a. That the ten clerical members and the ten lay members of the 
Commission on Interdenominational Relations and Church Union 
elected by the General Conference be members of the Uniting Con- 
ference. 

"b. That three hundred and eighty members of the Uniting Con- 
ference be elected by the several Annual Confei^ences upon a basis of 
a ratio determined by the number of clerical members and potential 
lay members of the several Annual Conferences as reported in the 
General Minutes and Yearbook of 1937-38, which computation results 
as follows (see first number in ( ) following name of each Annual 
Conference, ME,S in this section). 

"6. That the Annual Conferences next succeeding this General Con- 
ference elect their Delegates to the Uniting Conference and Alternate 
Delegates, providing that the number of Alternate Delegates shall not 
exceed the number of Delegates." 



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Methodist Protestant Church 

Report of Special Committee on Methodist Union. Journal of Gen- 
eral Conference, 1936, page 96. 

"4. That, in the event of the ratification of the Plan of Union by all 
three contracting parties, this Commission shall determine the ratio 
of representation by the various Annual Conferences to the Uniting 
Conference, based on the present ratio of representation in the General 
Conference, and shall so notify the Annual Conferences of their ap- 
portionment of representation, the Delegates to be elected by the An- 
nual Conferences at their sessions immediately preceding the assembly 
of the Uniting Conference." 

Key 

Abbreviations used— ME, Methodist Episcopal Church; ME,S, 
Methodist Episcopal Church, South; MP, Methodist Protestant 
Church; CM., Commission Member; R.C.M., Reserve Commission 
Member; D.L., appointed Delegate-at-lai'ge ; R.D.L., appointed Reserve 
Delegate-at-large ; Y.D.L., appointed Youth Delegate-at-large ; R.Y.D. 
L., appointed Reserve Youth Delegate-at-large; D.L.O.C., appointed 
Delegate-at-large representing overseas Conferences of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church; W.M.S., Woman's Missionary Society. 

Figures in ( ) following the name of each Annual Conference, 
designate the number of elected Delegates, Commission members, or 
appointed Delegates-at-large. 

Underneath the name of each Annual Conference vi^ill be found the 
location in the Conference Hall where the delegation was seated, 
giving the Section, Row, and the seats allocated. 

The names of Lay Delegates are preceded by (*). 

DELEGATES BY CONFERENCES 

(*Denotes Lay Delegate) 
AFRICAN CONFERENCES— MB (2 D.L.O.C.) 

Sec. D; Rows 6, 8 to 10; 7, 5 to 10; 8, 5 to 10; 9, 5 to 10 
Roberts, G. A., 2709 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa. 
*Stauffacher, C. J., Box 41, Inhambane, P. E., Africa. 

Reserve 

Gillett, I. E., Africa. 

ALABAMA— ME (2) 

Sec. D ; Row 9, 3 and 4 
Brasher, J. L., Evangelist, Attalla, Ala. 
*Peck, A. D., Businessman, Box 696, Birmingham, Ala. 

Reserves 
Bailey, T. M., Pastor, Cullman, Ala. 
*Franke, W. F., Businessman, 501 Morris Blvd., Birmingham, Ala. 

ALABAMA— ME,S (10) 

Sec. B; Rows 12, 1 to 4; 13, 1 to 6 

Andrews, H. M., Presiding Elder, 713 Church St., Selma, Ala. 

Ellison, R. R., Presiding Elder, Pensacola, Fla. 

Curtis, W. M., Pastor, 908 E. Jackson St., Pensacola, Fla. 

Shafer, A. E., Presiding Elder, 407 E. Appletree St., Dothan, Ala. 

Slaughter, D. P., Pastor, 220 N. Foster St., Dothan, Ala. 
*Judd, Zebulon, College Professor, S. College St., Auburn, Ala. 
*Dannelly, C. M., Superintendent Education, Montgomery, Ala. 
*Ellison, Mrs. R. R., Conference President, W.M.S., Pensacola, Fla. 
*Ellison, J. T., Attorney, Centerville, Ala. 
*Tompkins, 0. L.. Attorney, Dothan, Ala. 



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Reserves 

McLeod, J. F., Pastor, 100 Cervantes St., Pensacola, Fla. 

Frazer, J. V/. (R.C.M.; also Annual Conference Reserve), Presiding 

Elder, Mobile, Ala. 
Calhoun, W. F., Presiding Elder, Montgomery, Ala. 
Sledd, Andrew (deceased). 
Moore, E. C, Presiding Elder, Marianna, Fla. 
*Christenberry, W. B., Bookkeeper, Selma, Ala. 

* Searcy, Hubert, College President, Montgomery, Ala. 
^Covi^art, Mrs. Bessie, Housewife, Troy, Ala. 

*Malone, E. R., Banker, 18 W. Jackson St., Pensacola, Fla. 
*Norton, E. B., Educator, Andalusia, Ala. 

ALABAMA— MP (4) 

Sec. D ; Row 7, 1 to 4 

Eddins, J. S., Conference President, Birmingham, Ala. 

Casaday, T. C., Pastor, Box 575, Montgomery, Ala. 
*Rogers, A C, Merchant, Speigner, Ala. 
*Goddard, J. J., State Employee, Birm.ingham, Ala. 

Reserves 

Walton, C. W., Pastor, Notasulga, Ala. 

Lynch, A. H., Pastor, Panola, Ala. 
*Jones, L. L., Dairyman, New Merkel, Ala. 
*Heustess, Mrs. Arthur, Housewife, Montgomery, Ala. 

ARIZONA— ME,S (2) 

Sec. A; Row 17, 1 and 2 
Coleman, William H., Pastor, Phoenix, Ariz. 
*Evans, J. H., Farmer, R.F.D. 4, Box 330, Phoenix, Ariz. 

Reserves 
Walker, 0. L., Presiding Elder, Roosevelt St., Phoenix, Ariz. 
'■'McGough, B. F., Restaurant Proprietor, Box 1523, Phoenix, Ariz. 

ARKANSAS— IVIP (2) 

Sec. A; Row 18, 3 and 4 
Butler, J. E., Conference President, Haynesville, La. 

* Sherman, L. L., Farmer, Haynesville, La. 

Reserves 
Lynch, W. O., Pastor, Haynesville, La. 
Corn, A. R., Pastor, Bienville, La. 

* Whitley, Henry, Magnolia, Ark. 

* Nipper, Roy, Farmer, Magnolia, Ark. 

ATLANTA— ME (2) 

Sec. C; Row 2, 9 and 10 
Stanton, D. H., Division Secretary, American Bible Society, 56 Gam- 
man Ave., S. E., Atlanta, Ga. 
*Brawley, J. P., Dean, Clai'k University, South Atlanta, Ga. 

Reserves 
Queen, J. W., District Superintendent, Atlanta, Ga. 
^Brookes, E. L., Professor, Clark University, South Atlanta, Ga. 

BALTIMORE— ME (4 and 1 D.L.) 

Sec. D; Row 6, 1 to 7 
Bayley, F. R., District Superintendent, Baltimore, Md. 
Meeks, B. W., Pastor, Frederick, Md. 
Edwards, J. R. (D.L.), Pastor, Washington, D. C. 

* Patterson, D. S., Promotion Secretary, Board of Temperance, Prohi- 

bition, and Public Morals, Washington, D. C. 
*Crabbe, G. W., Superintendent, Anti-Saloon League, Baltimore, Md. 



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Reserves 

Burgan, H. W. (R.D.L. ; also elected a Reserve), Pastor, 1206 De- 
catur St., N. W., Washington, D. C. 

Williams, G. E., District Superintendent, Washington, D. C. 
*Grace, J. H., Salesman, 2516 Hermosa Ave., Baltimore, Md. 
*Beall, Bessy B., Housewife, 421 Prince George St., Laurel, Md. 

BALTIMORE— ME,S (12 and 1 CM.) 

Sec. C; Rows 9, 5 to 9; 10, 5 to 12 

Harmon, N. B., Jr., Pastor, 541 Washington St., Roanoke, Va. 

Woolf, E. L., Pastor, 540 Prospect Walk, Clifton Forge, Va. 

Canter, H. M., Superannuate, 235 Franklin St., Harrisonburg, Va. 

Beery, E. C, Presiding Elder, Washington, D. C. 

Sydenstricker, H., Presiding Elder, Roanoke, Va. 

Cockrell, S. K., Pastor, Baltimore, Md. 

Sherman, H. H. (CM.), Conference Executive Secretary, Board of 
Christian Education, Front Royal, Va. 
*Rosenberger, J. H., Merchant, Winchester, Va. 
*Easter, J. E., Merchant, 141 Campbell Ave., Roanoke, Va. 
* Canter, N. M., Physician, Harrisonburg, Va. 
*Coffman, C S., Dentist, Lewisburg, W. Va. 

*Lamar, G. H., Attorney, 101 S. Washin^on St., Rockville, Md. 
*Norman, J. R., Merchant, Elk Garden, W. Va. 

Reserves 

Brandt, C E., Presiding Elder, Romney, W. Va. 

Copenhaver, J. C, Pastor, 16 Church St., Staunton, Va. 

Ray, C K., Pastor, Washington, D. C 

Richardson, F. M., Editor, 122 E. Main St., Salem, Va. 
*Dudley, A. H., Banker, Baltimore, Md. 
*Ray, J. H., Broker, 522-3 Reno Road, Washington, D. C 
*Ballengee, Mrs. W. H., Conference President, W.M.S., Edinburg, Va. 
*Cross, W. R., Mayor, Salem, Va. 

BELGIAN— ME,S (1) 

Sec. D; Row 18, 9 and 10 
Thonger, W. G., Presiding Elder, Brussels, Belgium. 
(No Lay or Reserve Delegates elected.) 

BLUE RIDGE-ATLANTIC— ME (2) 

Sec. C; Row 4, 8 and 9 
Fletcher, M. 0., Pastor, Tayloe Hospital, Washington, N, C 
*Kennedy, Mrs. R. C, Housewife, Bessemer City, N. C 

Reserves 

White, C. M., Pastor, Candler, N. C 
*Clayton, J. W., Industrial Worker, Kannapolis, N. C 

CALIFORNIA— ME (4 and 1 CM.) 

Sec. C; Row 22, 1 to 6 
Knoles, T. C ; President, College of the Pacific, Stockton, Calif. 
Richardson, C A., Superintendent Department City Work, Board of 

Home Missions, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Parr, F. D. (CM.), 1 Drumm St., San Francisco Calif, 
*Crummey, J. D., Businessman, San Jose, Calif. 
*Tunnicliffe, John, Treasurer, San Francisco, Calif, 

Reserves 

Hamilton, H. K., Pastor, Lodi, Calif. 

Rankin, W. P., Pastor, Box 272, Modesto, Calif. 
*Rose, Mrs. H. D., Housewife, Sonora, Calif. 
*Ferguson, A. P., Auditor, 108 N. First St., Turlock, Calif. 
"Morris, P. F. (R.D.L.) , Businessman, Berkeley, Calif. 



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CENTRAL ALABAMA— ME (2) 

Sec. A; Row 7, 1 and 2 
Jones, E. M., District Superintendent, Prattville, Ala. 
*Lynn, L. W., Shipping Clerk, 547 S. 6th St., Gadsden, Ala. 

Reserves 
Turner, W. L., District Superintendent, Box 552, Gadsden, Ala. 
*Sanks, L. W., Mortician, 12 S. 62d St., Birmingham, Ala. 

CENTRAL NEW YORK— ME (4 and 1 CM.) 

Sec. D; Row 4, 1 to 5 
Huse, R. H., Pastor, 208 E. Court St., Ithaca, N. Y. 
Coman, A. P., District Superintendent, Syracuse, N. Y. 
Woolever, H. E. (CM.), Secretary, Executive Committee, Joint 
Commission on Union, Washington, D. C 
*Osborn, Mrs. H. S., Housewife, 208 S. Hill Terrace, Ithaca, N. Y. 
*Odell, A. G., Physician, Clifton Springs, N. Y. 

Reserves 
Merring, E. E., District Superintendent, Geneva, N. Y. 
Stearns, H. G., Pastor, 18 William St., Auburn, N. Y. 
*Nye, Mrs. P. K., Housewife, 1600 E. Colvin St., Syracuse, N. Y. 
*Jaquith, W. E. (deceased). 

CENTRAL NORTHWEST— ME (2) 

Sec. C; Row 14, 5 and 6 
Westerberg, T. J., District Superintendent, Chicago, 111. 
*Anderson, J. E., Salesman, 87 N. Harrison St., Batavia, 111. 

Reserves 
Lund, E. F., Pastor, 10 Foote Ave., Jamestown, N. Y. 
*Regnell, Arthur, Contractor, 6621 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, 111. 

CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA— ME (4 and 1 CM.) 

Sec, D; Row 3, 1 to 6 

Skillington, J. E., Pastor, 311 Market St., Bloomsburg, Pa. 

Heckman, E. R., Supt., Methodist Home for Aged, Tyi'one, Pa. 

Swartz, M. E. (CM.), Pastor, 909 Diamond Sb., Williamsport, Pa. 
*Adams, C V., Salesman, Montoursville, Pa. 
*Frey, V. M., Engineer, 24 N. George St., York, Pa. 

Reserves 

Welliver, L. A., District Superintendent, Harrisburg, Pa. 

Shue, A. C, District Superintendent, Sunbury, Pa. 
*Campbell, R. W., Insurance, Altoona Trust Bldg., Altoona, Pa. 
*Rich, R. F., Manufacturer, Woolrich, Pa. 

CENTRAL TENNESSEE— ME (2) 

Sec. B; Row 18, 11 and 12 
Fesmire, W. J., District Superintendent, Baxter, Tenn. 
*Holmes, Miss Leota, Teacher, 464 Jackson St., Lexington, Tenn. 

Reserves 
Clayburn, M. D., Pastor, Dickson, Tenn. 
*Dixon, C C, Businessman, CoUinwood, Tenn. 

CENTRAL TEXAS— ME,S (14) 

Sec. A; Rows 18, 7 to 10; 19, 1 to 10 
Hawk, E. B., Dean, School of Theology, S. M. U., Dallas, Tex. 
Riley, P. E., Pastor, 304 N. 15th St., Corsicana, Tex. 
Ward, W. W., Pastor, 1518 Vaughn Blvd., Fort Worth, Tex. 
Goodloe, R. W., Professor, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. 
Score, J. N. R., Pastor, 1111 Elizabeth Blvd., Fort Worth, Tex. 
Culver, F. P., Pastor, Olney, Tex. 



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Chunn, M. M., Pastor, 1517 Lipscomb St., Fort Worth, Tex. 

* Cherry, H. H., Conference Lay Leader, Brownwood, Tex. 
*Bryan, Mrs. Gid J., Conference President, W.M.S., Hamilton, Tex. 
*Sone, Law, President, Texas Woman's College, Fort Worth, Tex. 
*Harris, Nat, Attorney, 1317 S. 7th St., Waco, Tex. 

*Edwards, J. R., Businessman, 300 Tierney St., Fort Worth, Tex. 
*Boswell, G. C, College President, Weatherford, Tex. 
*Martin, Boyce, Publisher, 200 S. 18th St., Corsicana, Tex. 

Reserves 

Bergin, J. W., President, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Tex. 

Neal, T. E., Pastor, Fort Worth, Tex. 

Sory, R. 0., Presiding Elder, Corsicana, Tex. 

Seymour, L. W., Pastor, Georgetown, Tex. 
*Wedemeyer, Mrs. B. B., Housewife, 1304 N. 15th St., Waco, Tex. 
*McGIammery, B. E., State Educator, Eastland, Tex. 

* Culver, F. P., Jr., Judge, Fort Worth, Tex. 
*Ayers, Leake, Banker, Gatesville, Tex. 

CENTRAL WEST— ME (2) 

Sec. B ; Row 7, 7 and 8 
Abbott, B. F., Pastor, 208 N. Leffingwell Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 
*WiIliams, Miss A. M., Teacher, St. Louis, Mo. 

Reserves 
Booker, B. R., District Superintendent, Sedalia, Mo. 
*Lightner, L. W., Insurance, 2534 Marion St., Denver, Colo. 

CHINA— ME (4 D.L.O.C.) 

Sec. D; Rows 6, 8 to 10; 7, 5 to 10; 8, 5 to 10; 9, 5 to 10 
Ding, Samson, S., 150 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. 
*Miller, Miss Alpha J., 150 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. 
*Wiant, Paul P., 150 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. 
*Highbaugh, Miss Irma, 303 Eddy St., Ithaca, N. Y. 

Reserves 

James, Edward, Shanghai, China. 
*Wong, Miss Pearl, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. 
*Clay, E. H., 150 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. 

CHINA— ME,S (2) 

Sec. C; Row 17, 3 and 4 
Kaung, Z. T., Pastor, 316 Yu Ya Ching Road, Shanghai, China. 
*Yang, Y. C, University President, Shanghai, China. 

Reserves 

Hawk, J. C, Pastor, Huchow, Che, China. 
*Tsao, Mrs. S. H., Housewife, 88 Rue Maresca, Shanghai, China. 

COLORADO— ME (4 and 2 D.L. and 1 CM.) 

Sec. D; Rows 10, 7 to 10; 11, 8 to 10 
Auman, 0. W., Treasurer, World Service Commission, Chicago, 111. 
Schofield, C. E., President, Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colo. 
Geyer, F. L. (D.L.), Superintendent, New Mexico Mi.ssion, 4001 N. 
Fourth St., Albuquerque, N. Mex. 
*Spencer, R. B., Editor, Fort Morgan, Colo. 
*Harrah, E. C, Professor, 1918 13th Ave., Greeley, Colo. 
*Lewis, Miss Harriet (Y.D.L.), Great Falls, Mont. 
*Spurgeon, W. H. (CM.), Attorney, Colorado Springs, Colo.- 



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Reserves 

Edwards, L. M., Pastor, Colorado Springs, Colo. 

Blackstock, W. E. (R.D.L), Dist. Supt., Salt Lake City, Utah. 

* Stiles, G. W., Bacteriologist, 725 Newport St., Denver, Colo. 

CUBA— ME,S (2) 

Sec. C; Row 21, 11 and 12 
Clements, E. E., Presiding- Elder, Apartdo 2252, Havana, Cuba. 
*Noble, Enrique, Educator, c/o Birmingham-Southern College, Bir- 
mingham, Ala. 

Reserves 
Hopkins, O. K., Pastor, Virtudes 152, Havana, Cuba. 
*Montes de Oca, Juan, Educator, Marianao, Havana, Cuba. 

CZECHOSLOVAK— ME,S (2) 

Sec. A; Row 11, 7 and 8 
Bartak, J. P., Presiding Elder, Jecna 17, Prague, Czechoslovakia. 
*Bartak, Mrs. M., Housewife, Jecna 17, Prague, Czechoslovakia. 

Reserves 

Vancura, V., Presiding Elder, Husova 14, Pilsen, Czechoslovakia. 
*Vancura, Mrs. M., Housewife, Husova 14, Pilsen, Czechoslovakia. 

DAKOTA— ME (2) 

Sec. B; Row 13, 7 and 8 
Kohlstedt, E. D., Executive Secretary, Board of Home Missions and 
Church Extension, Philadelphia, Pa. 
*Dunbar, B. A., Professor, State College, Brookings, S. Dak. 

Reserves 
Lochridge, F. H., District Superintendent, Mitchell, S. Dak. 

* Squire, Melvin, Real Estate, Aberdeen, S. Dak. 

DELAWARE— ME (2) 

Sec. A; Row 12, 7 and 8 
Hargis, D. H., Pastor, 200 E. 9th St., Wilmington, Del. 
*Wilson, H. S., Justice of Peace, Upper Hill, Md. 

Reserves 

Henry, D. W., Pastor, 514 N. 58th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 
*Walker, C. D., Businessman, Atlantic City, N. J. 

DETROIT— ME (6 and 3 D.L.) 

Sec. C; Rows 3, 1 to 4; 4, 1 to 4 

Rice, M. S., Pastor, 59 Alger Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

Reed, M. R., Pastor, 5151 W. Chicago Blvd., Detroit, Mich. 

Fitch, F. L., District Superintendent, Port Huron, Mich. 

Crane, H. H. (D.L.), Pastor, 671 Edison Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

Gray, J. M. M, (D.L.), Chancellor, American University, Washington. 

Fruit, W. R. (D.L.), District Superintendent, Detroit, Mich. 
*Baldwin, H. C, Attorney, 17600 Fairway Drive, Detroit, Mich. 
*Pearce, Webster, College President, Marquette, Mich. 

* Strong, D. F., Salesman, 7086 Senator Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

Reserves 

Brashares, C. W., Pastor, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Carr, H. F., Pastor, 217 W. Court St., Flint, Mich. 

Eva, S. D., Area Secretary, 84 Parkhurst Ave., Detroit, Mich. 



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*Halmhuber, P. G., Dentist, 12715 Montevista Ave., Detroit, Mich. 
^Atkinson, S. G., Retired, Millington, Mich. 
*Neithercut, Charles, Attorney, Flint, Mich. 

EAST GERMAN— ME (2) 

Sec. B; Row 12, 7 and 8 

Steinkraus, J. H., District Superintendent, Lawrence, Mass. 
*Mueller, E. If., Banker, 9608 Continental Ave., Forest Hills, N.^. 

Reserves 

Hagner, Feodor, Pastor, 919 N. 15th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 
*Windels, C. M., Secretary, Y.M.C.A., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

EAST TENNESSEE— ME (2) 

Sec. A; Row 1, 3 and 4 

Sanders, W. L., District Superintendent, Bluefield, W. Va. 
*McNorton, Mrs. D. E., Housewife, Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Reserves 

Haywood, J. W., President, Morristown College, Morristown, Tenn. 
*Boyd, M. W-, Teacher, Morristown College, Morristown, Tenn. 

EASTERN— 31 P (2) 

Sec. C; Row 8, 3 and 4 
(No report of elections to date) 

EASTERN SWEDISH— ME (2) 

Sec. B; Roav 12, 5 and 6 

Whyman, H. C, Pastor, 422 Dean St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
*Hjerpe, 0. W., Businessman, West Hartford, Conn. 

Reserves 

Ericson, C. G., Pastor, 57 Bay St., Springfield, Mass. 
*Bengston, J. P., Businessman, New York, N. Y. 

ERIE— ME (4) 

Sec. D ; Row 14, 1 to 4 

Barnard, L. M., District Superintendent, Brookville, Pa. 

Davison, S. T., Pastor, Girard, Pa. 
*Welch, E. T., Manufacturer, Westfield, N. Y. 
*McKay, L. H., Attorney, Sharon, Pa. 

Reserves 

Barr, H. H., District Superintendent, Jamestown, N. Y. 

Davis, W. E., Pastor, Greenville, Pa. 
*Gifford, B. H., Insurance, 314 E. 25th St., Erie, Pa. 
*Wilkinson, J. W. F., Teacher, Clarion, Pa. 

EUROPEAN CONFERENCES— ME (4 D.L.O.C.) 

Sec. D; Rows 6, 8 to 10; 7, 5 to 10; 8, 5 to 10; 9, 5 to 10 
Arvidson, Theodore, Box 5020, Stockholm 5, Sweden. 
Haver, M. S., St. olavsgt, 28-30 Oslo, Norway. 
Sigg, Ferdinand, 69 Badenerstrasse, Zurich, Switzerland. 
*Stehl, Heinrich, 8 Fuerstenstr, Kassel, Germany. 



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Reserves 

Kellar, Frederick J., 150 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. 
Bergsten, Gote, Box 5020, Stockholm 5, Sweden. 
Voellny, Eduard, Alleweg 13, Bern, Switzerland. 
*Goericke, Otto, Russenstrasse 39, Radebeul bei Dresden, Germany. 

FLORIDA— ME (2) 

Sec. C; Row 13, 5 and 6 

Bartlay, H. W., Financial Agent, Board of Home Missions and 
Church Extension, Jacksonville, Fla. 
*Boyd, D. A., Mortician, Box 106, Palatka, Fla. 

Reserves 

Walker, T. H. B., Pastor, Box 837, Jacksonville, Fla. 
*Hull, S. A., Railroad Postal Clerk, Jacksonville, Fla. 

FLORIDA— ME,S (10) 

Sec. D; Row 17, 1 to 10 

Norton, M. H., Presiding Elder, 311 E. Oak St., Tampa, Fla. 

Blackburn, H. W., Pastor, 508 E. Fort King Ave., Ocala, Fla. 

Dunkle, W. F., Presiding Elder, Orlando, Fla. 

Hardin, Smith, Presiding Elder, Bradenton, Fla. 

Daniel, J. H., Pastor, 215 W. 10th St., Jacksonville, Fla. 
*Wilson, Harwell (deceased). 

* Godfrey, Mrs. F. B., Housewife, 700 Delaney St., Orlando, Fla. 
•= Griffin, DeWjtt, Banker, Ocala, Fla. 
*Hawkins, A. K., Real Estate, Box 960, Bradenton, Fla. 
*Feaster, Mrs. J. T., Housewife, 540 N. E. 96th St., Miami, Fla. 

Reserves 

Myres, W. A., Presiding Elder, Gainesville, Fla. 

Turner, A. F., Pastor, Orlando, Fla. 

Boyd, P. M., Pastor, 2746 St. Johns Ave., Jacksonville, Fla. 
*Moore, Mrs. T. V., Conference President, W.M.S., Box 1462, Buena 

Vista Station, Miami, Fla. 
*Peeler, C. B., Attorney, Jacksonville, Fla. 
^Alexander, T. F., Hospital Superintendent, Tampa, Fla, 

FOOCIIOW, CHINA— ME (1 D.L.) 

Sec. D; Row 6, 8 
Cartwright, F. T. (D.L.), 150 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. 

FORT SMITH-OKLAHOMA— MP (2) 

Sec. C; Row 8, 1 and 2 

Brewers, J. W., Pastor, Prague, Okla. 
*Wilson, 0. L., Quinton, Okla. 

Reserves 

Matthews, M. L., Pastor, Fort Smith, Okla. 

Mathis, W. C, Pastor, Hugo, Okla. 
*Pitts, C. A.» Hugo, Okla. 
*Vancil, E. E., Williams, Okla. 



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GENESEE— ME (4) 

Sec. A; Row 8, 4 to 7 
Keene, S. A., District Superintendent, Buffalo, N. Y. 
Searles, J. W., Pastor, 28 Landers Road, Kenmore, N. Y. 
*Brown, Mrs. W. R., National Vice-President, Woman's Home Mis- 
sionary Society, 65 Walnut St., East Aurora, N. Y. 
*Gibbs, M, S., Attorney, Iroquois Bldg., Buffalo, N. Y. 

Reserves 

Olmstead, J. H., Pastor, 334 Baynes St., Buffalo, N. Y. 
Henderson, J. M., Pastor, 58 Mason St., Rochester, N. Y. 
*Clay, T. B., Merchant, 168 Grant St., Buffalo, N. Y. 
* Simpson, L. J., Attorney, 99 Genesee St., Hornell, N. Y. 
*Leighbody, G. W. (R.D.L.), Director, Goodwill Industries, Buffalo, 
N. Y. 

GEORGIA— ME (2 and 1 CM.) 

Sec. C; Row 12, 10 to 12 
Dewey, E. C., District Superintendent, Atlanta, Ga. 
Hammond, E. J. (C.M.), Division of Finance, Board of Home Mis- 
sions and Church Extension, Atlanta, Ga. 
*McElroy, G. S., Merchant, Bowden, Ga. 

Reserves 

Rollins, F. J., Pastor, Tallapoosa, Ga. 
*Cox, L. L., Teacher, 2131 McLendon Ave., Atlanta, Ga, 

GEORGIA— MP (2) 

Sec. D; Row 3, 9 and 10 
Hunton, W. M., Conference President, Atlanta, Ga. 
*Pace, J. W., Railroad Employee, Atlanta, Ga. 

Reserves 

Brantley, C. E., Pastor, Bowden, Ga. 
*Simpson, W. R., Commission Merchant, Produce Row, Atlanta, Ga. 

HOLSTON— ME (2 and 2 D.L. and 1 CM.) 

Sec. B; Row 1, 8 to 12 
Stapleton, R. L., District Superintendent, Harriman, Tenn. 
*Robb, J. L., President, Junior College, Athens, Tenn. 
*Fletcher, J. S. (D.L.), Attorney, Chattanooga, Tenn. 
*Black, Mrs. H. C. (D.L.), Housewife, Johnson City, Tenn. 
*Trotter, F. H. (CM.), Teacher, Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Reserves 

Milburn, J. E., Pastor, 839 Windsor Ave., Bristol, Tenn. 
Hamilton, F, A. (R.D.L.), Pastor, Chattanooga, Tenn. 
Hampton, J. M. (R.D.L.), Pastor, Chattanooga, Tenn. 
"Rogers, C E., Superintendent Public Schools, Johnson City, Tenn. 

HOLSTON— ME,S (14 and 2 CM.) 

Sec, D; Rows 15, 5 to 10; 16, 1 to 10 
Perry, J. W,, Pastor, Abingdon, Va. 
French, J. S., Pastor, 1151 Holston Ave., Bristol, Tenn. 
Martin, I. P., Pastor, 123 Fountain Ave., Fountain City, Tenn. 



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Greer, R. E., Presiding Elder, 515 Tazewell, Wytheville, Va, 

Baylor, J. A., Pastor, Tazewell, Va. 

Eastwood, W. P., Pastor, 2309 Bland Road, Bluefield, W. Va. 

Stevenson, M. A., Pastor, 2819 Broad, Cleveland, Tenn. 
*Hillman, J. N., College President, Emory, Va. 
*Sherrod, C. C, College President, Johnson City, Tenn. 
* Thomas, L. M., Attorney, 610 James Bldg., Chattanooga, Tenn. 
*Tynes, Mrs. L. A., Conference President, W.M.S., Tazewell, Va. 
*Barnett, W. K., Government Service, Radford, Va. 
^Pennington, A. S., Merchant, Appalachia, Va. 
*Carter, P. A., Business Executive, Sweetwater, Tenn. 
*Brock, W. E. (CM.), Business Executive, Chattanooga, Tenn. 
*Perry, Mrs. J. W. (CM.), President, Woman's Missionary Council, 
Abingdon, Va. 

Reserves 

Worley, E. D., Pastor, Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Hoppe, L. E., Presiding Elder, Sweetwater, Tenn. 

Shelton, F. B., Presiding Elder, Knoxville, Tenn. 
*Strader, G. S., Retired, Bluefield, W. Va. 
*Harmeling, Karl, Businessman, Bristol, Va. 
*Adair, H. H., Veterinarian, Bristol, Va. 

IDAHO— ME (2 and 1 D.L.) 

Sec. C; Row 22, 10 to 12 
Hertzog, W. H., District Superintendent, Twin Falls, Idaho. 
*Deal, E. H., Insurance, 210 12th Ave., Nampa, Idaho. 
*Roan, H. J. (D.L.), Insurance, 1118 Pueblo St., Boise, Idaho. 

Reserves 

Hamilton, H. S., District Superintendent, Nampa, Idaho. 
*Roan, H. J., Insurance, 1118 Pueblo St., Boise, Idaho. 

ILLINOIS— ME (10 and 1 D.L.) 

Sec. C; Rows 18, 1 to 6; 19, 1 to 5 
Wells, A. M., Executive Secretary, Preachers' Aid Society, Decatur, 

111. 
Lugg, T. B., Pastor, 365 N. Church St., Decatur, 111. 
Shaw, W. E., Corresponding Secretary, Board of Foreign Missions, 

150 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. 
Pulliam, W. G., District Superintendent, Urbana, 111. 
Sandmeyer, E. G., District Superintendent, Peoria, 111. 
McPherson, H. W. (D.L.), Executive Secretary, Board of Education, 
740 Rush St., Chicago, 111. 
*Fitch, H. W., Physician, Bushnell, 111. 
*Snavely, H. R., Attorney, Marshall, 111. 
*Blackstock, Mrs. I. B., Housewife, Springfield, 111. 
*Wiley, H. S., Businessman, Buffalo, 111. 
*Martin, L. H., Attorney, Normal, 111. 

Reserves 

Northcott, H. C, Pastor, 409 W. Hill St., Champaign, 111. 

Thorpe, G. H., District Superintendent, Decatur, 111. 

Grummon, A. R., Pastor, 704 S. 5th St.. Springfield, 111. 

Johnson, I. M., Pastor, 825 N. Main St., Decatur, 111. 
*Weir, Benjamin, Publishei% Charleston, 111. 
*Pritchett, C J., Insurance, Dana, 111. 
*Drysdale, W. C, Telephone Manager, Rantoul, 111. 



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*Musselman, D. L., Business College, 230 S. 20th St., Quincy, 111. 
•■^Dillinger, Ray, Farmer, R.F.D. 6, Decatur, 111. 

ILLINOIS— ME,S (2) 

Sec. C; Row 15, 11 and 12 
Mathis, W. T., Pastor, 514 E. Locust St., Salem, 111. 
*Davis, J. H., Businessman, 1910 Dursius, Murphysboro, 111. 

Reserves 

Humphrey, W. D., Presiding Elder, Waverly, 111. 
*Beaty, B. K., Auto Mechanic, Taylorville, 111. 

ILLINOIS— MP (2) 

Sec. C; Row 17, 1 and 2 
Hanna, F. B., Conference President, Cuba, 111. 
*Ruff, A. C, Banker, Ohio, 111. 

Reserves 

Langdon, B. F., Pastor, 7534 Eberhart Ave., Chicago, 111. 

Reuckert, F. E., Pastor, 667 S. 2d St., Canton, 111. 
* Stevens, Miss Lucy, Teacher, Cuba, 111. 
*Collier, C. C, Teacher, West Union, 111. 

INDIA CONFERENCES— ME (4 D.L.O.C.) 

Sec. D; Rows 6, 8 to 10; 7, 5 to 10; 8, 5 to 10; 9, 5 to 10 

Moffatt, E. M., 150 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. 

Rugg, E. M., 150 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. 
*Das, Mrs. C. P., 106 Morningside Drive, New York, N. Y. 
*Patel, J. S. K., Leonard Theological College, Jubbulpore, India. 

Reserves 

Parker, A. C, 1055 N. Kingsley Drive, Los Angeles, Calif. 

McLaughlin, W, J., 85 Sherman St., Hartford, Conn. 
*Stockwell, Miss G. L., Clai'ion, Iowa. 
^=^Wilson, Miss Retta I., 107 Park St., Geneva, Ohio. 

INDIANA— ME (6 and 1 CM.) 

Sec. D; Rows 4, 8 to 10; 5, 7 to 10 
Fifer, 0. W., Editor, 420 Plum St., Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Hartinger, W. C, District Superintendent, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Walker, J. M., Pastor, 608 W. 6th St., Bloomington, Ind. 
McDonald, T. M., Attorney, Princeton, Ind. 
Kibler, R. M., Businessman, Farmersburg, Ind. 

Asbury, Mrs. H. E., General Seci'etary, Woman's Foreign Missionary 
Society, 1824 Carrollton Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 
*Sehwaninger, W. W. (CM.), Retired, New Albany, Ind. 

Reserves 

Jones, W. T., District Superintendent, Evansville, Ind. 

Woodward, A. S., District Superintendent, Bloomington, Ind. 

Moore, J. G., District Superintendent, Rushville, Ind. 
*Rowe, J. A., Retired, Bedford, Ind. 
^ Everson, R. D., Farmer, Harvey Road, Action, Ind. 
*Hinkle, H. D., Attorney, Vincennes, Ind. 
*Ostrom, Mrs. H. E. (R.D.L.), Housewife, Indianapolis, Ind. 



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INDIANA— MP (4) 

Sec. C; Row 13, 1 to 4 

Clarke, Fred, Conference President, Elwood, Ind. 

Lineberry, F. W., Pastor, 139 Division St., Elkhart, Ind. 
*DeWeese, H. 0., Express Agent, 1001 S. Anderson St., Elwood, Ind. 
*Arnold, W. S., Insurance, 1539 Pleasant St., Indianapolis, Ind. 

Reserves 

Ferris, E. L., Pastor, 1520 South D St., Elwood, Ind. 

Avery, H. L., Pastor, 17 E. Main St., Logansport, Ind. 
*Williams, Walter, Farmer, R.F.D. 4, Muncie, Ind. 
^Harper, Leonard, Farmer, R.F.D. 4, Lawrenceburg, Ind. 

lOWA-DES MOINES— ME (6) 

SeQ. C; Row 13, 7 to 12 
Goodwin, L. P., District Superintendent, Des Moines, Iowa. 
Smith, U. S., Pastor, Perry, Iowa. 
Barker, A. H., Pastor, Ames, Iowa. 

*Hollingsworth, Mrs. H. S., Housewife, Des Moines, Iowa. 

*Taylor, Dean, Editor, Daily Ledger, Fairfield, Iowa. 

*Peterman, J. H., Banker, Page County State Bank, Clarinda, Iowa. 

Reserves 

Longnecker, W. A., Pastor, New London, Iowa. 

Shipman, R. M., Pastor, 1018 Des Moines St., Des Moines, Iowa. 

Edwards, F. C, District Superintendent, Perry, Iowa. 
*Knapp, S. A., Insurance, Masonic Bldg., Ames, Iowa. 
*Beck, J. M., Publisher, Daily lowegian, Centerville, Iowa. 
*Gammon, B. 0., Businessman, Des Moines, Iowa. 

IOWA-MISSOURI— MP (2) 

Sec. B; Row 15, 4 and 5 
Betz, W. H., Pastor, 623 E. 8th St., Newton, Iowa. 
*McComas, Warren, Stock Raiser, Osceola, Iowa. 

Reserves 

Williams, H. E., Conference President, Ladora, Iowa. 

Green, C. R., Pastor, Maxwell, Iowa. 
* Newell, C. D., Farmer, Newton, Iowa. 
*Tanner, L. J., Williamsburg, Iowa. 

JAPAN CONFERENCES— ME (1 D.L.O.C.) 

Sec. D; Rows 6, 8 to 10; 7, 5 to 10; 8, 5 to 10; 9, 5 to 10 
Berry, A. D., Mexico, N. Y. 

Reserve 

Smith, F. H., 2816 Hillegass Ave., Berkeley, Calif. 
KANSAS— ME (6 and 2 D.L.) 

Sec. C; Rows 9, 1 to 4; 10, 1 to 4 
Allison, O. E., Pastor, Emporia, Kans. 
Buck, E. F., District Superintendent, Manhattan, Kans. 
Penick, R. 0., Pastor, Independence, Kans. 

Keve, W. A. (D.L.), District Superintendent, Kansas City, Kans. 
*Cunningham, T. 0., Businessman, Kansas City, Kans. 



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*French, Mrs. H. A., Housewife, Topeka, Kans. 

*Gaede, J. C, Baker, Fredonia, Kans. 

*Landon, A. F. (D.L.), Businessman, Topeka, Kans. 

Reserves 

McCormick, W. R., District Superintendent, Topeka, Kans. 

Chubb, J. S., Pastor, Baldwin, Kans. 

Odom, C. W., District Superintendent, Emporia, Kans. 
*Case, A. S., Merchant, 115 W. Myrtle St., Independence, Kans. 
*McCoy, Mrs. J. L., Housewife, Coffeyville, Kans. 
*Powell, Mrs. B. M., Housewife, 1236 Mulvane St., Topeka, Kans. 

KANSAS— MP (2) 

Sec. C; Row 11, 11 and 12 
Dixon, L. E., Conference President, Kansas City, Kans. 
*Cook, A. L., 1019 Cleveland St., Kansas City, Kans. 

Reserves 

Pentz, D, M., Pastor, 1019 Cleveland St., Kansas City, Kans. 
*Allen, A. W., 1938 N. 28th St., Kansas City, Kans. 

KENTUCKY— ME (2) 

Sec. A; Row 18, 1 and 2 
Rice, S. C, District Superintendent, Pineville, Ky. 
*Bennett, A. S., Insurance, Hartford, Ky. 

Reserves 

Shepherd, W. W., District Superintendent, Wilmore, Ky. 
*Zimmerman, H. M., Businessman, Covington, Ky. 

KENTUCKY— ME,S (6 and 1 CM.) 

Sec. A; Row 13, 1 to 7 
Clark, J. L., Presiding Elder, Lexington, Ky. 
Perkins, A. R., Pastor, 303 E. Mt. Vernon St., Somerset, Ky. 
Crockett, O. B., Presiding Elder, Fort Thomas, Ky. 
Cram, W. G. (CM.), Executive Secretary, General Board of Mis- 
sions, Doctors' Bldg., Nashville, Tenn. 
*Redwine, M. C, Attorney, 491 S. Maple St., Winchester, Ky. 
*Spillman, Mrs. J. H., Housewife, Harrodsburg, Ky. 
*Cannon, J. T., Banker, 315 Pike St., Cynthiana, Ky. 

Reserves 

Davis, W. P., Pastor, Harrodsburg, Ky. 

Whitaker, H. W., Pastor, Lexington, Kv. 

Clark, W. L., Pastor, Paris, Ky. 
*Gibson, J. H., Banker, Somerset, Ky. 
*King, L. E., Farmer, Cynthiana, Ky. 
* Savage, E. W., Businessman, Lexington, Ky. 

KENTUCKY— MP (2) 

Sec. A; Row 14, 5 and 6 
Shumway, H. L., Pastor, Catlettsburg, Ky. 
*Bellomy, Edward, Merchant, Prichard, W. Va. 

Reserves 

Watkins, A. C, Pastor, 15 Georgia St., Winchester, Ky. 
*Watkins, Mrs. A. C, Housewife, 15 Geoi-gia St., Winchester, Ky. 



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KOREAN CONFERENCES— ME (1 D.L.O.C) 

Sec. D; Rows 6, 8 to 10; 7, 5 to 10; 8, 5 to 10; 9, 5 to 10 
*Troxel, Miss M. J., 5965 W. Huron St., Chicago, 111. 

Reserve 

*Anderson, A. G., 500 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, 111. 

LEXINGTON— ME (2 and 1 D.L.) 

Sec. A; Row 10, 1 to 3 
Smith, B. F., District Superintendent, 3553 S. Parkway, Chicago, 111. 
*Bethea, D. A., Physician, 1139 Field St., Hammond, Ind. 
*Patton, J. A. (D.L.), Mortician, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Reserves 

Skelton, D. E., District Superintendent, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Sweeney, S. H. (R.D.L.), Pastor, 213 E. 50th St., Chicago, 111. 
*Crolley, Richard A. (deceased). 

LITTLE ROCK— ME,S (8) 

Sec. B; Row 21, 1 to 8 

Reves, C. M., Presiding Elder, 1301 Schiller St., Little Rock, Ark. 

Baker, Clem, Executive Secretary, Conference Board of Christian 
Education, 723 Center St., Little Rock, Ark. 

Hammons, J. D., Vice-President, Hendrix College, Little Rock, Ark. 

Rule, E. C, Pastor, 120 W. 6th St., Pine Bluff, Ark. 
*Cannon, J. S. M., Mail Supervisor, 211 Arch St., Little Rock, Ark. 
*Holiis, Carl, Banker, Warren, Ark. 

*Moore, Fred, Public School Superintendent, Pine Bluff, Ark. 
*Stinson, Mrs. J. M., Conference President, W.M.S., 509 Washington 
St., Camden, Ark. 

Reserves 

Clegg, Leland, Presiding Elder, Camden, Ark. 

Watson, W. C, Pastor, Malvern, Ark. 

Mann, J. W., Presiding Elder, 508 Locust St., Texarkana, Ark. 

Baker, J. D., Presiding Elder, Prescott, Ark. 
*Prewitt, T. A., Merchant, Tillar, Ark. 

*Fuller, T. E., Physician, National Bank Bldg., Texarkana, Ark. 
*Wade, Mrs. H. K., Conference Secretary, W.M.S., Hot Springs, Ark. 
*Overstreet, C. A., College President, Magnolia, Ark. 

LOUISIANA— ME (2) 

Sec. A; Row 2, 5 and 6 
Bowen, J. W. E., District Superintendent, New Orleans, La. 
*Davage, M. S., President, Clark University, S. Atlanta, Ga. 

Reserves 

Handy, W. T., Pastor, 2217 Jackson Ave., New Orleans, La. 
*Hayes, R. B., Professor, Sam Houston College. Austin, Tex. 
*Bowen, Mrs. M. D. (R.D.L.), Principal, Gilbert Academy, New 
Orleans, La. 

LOUISIANA— ME,S (8 and 2 CM.) 

Sec. D; Row 19, 1 to 10 
Holmes, W. W., Pastor, New Orleans, La. 

Duren, W. L., Editor, Neiv Orleans Christian Advocate, New Orleans, 
La. 



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Johns, H. L., Pastor, 722 Broad St., Lake Charles, La. 

Dawson, Dana, Pastor, 2222 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport, La. 

Parker, F. N. (CM.), Professor, Candler School of Theology, Emory 
University, Ga. 
*Holland, C. 0., Vice-President, Centenary College, Shreveport, La. 
*Janies, T. L., Investments, P.uston, La. 
*Sexton, Mrs. G. S., Jr., Conference President, W.M.S., 32 Atkins 

St., Shreveport, La. 
*Carter, J. H., Business Executive, New Orleans, La. 
*White, H. H. (CM.), Attorney, Alexandria, La. 

Reserves 

Hicks, G. M., Pastor, Ruston, La. 

Harper, R. H., Presiding Elder, Alexandria, La. 

Gunn, E. C, Presiding Elder, New Orleans, La. 

Spann, J. R., Pastor, 138 E. Boulevard, Baton Rouge, La. 

Duren, W. L. (R.C.M.), Church Editor, New Orleans, La. 
*Walker, E. L., District Judge, Ruston, La. 
*Brumley, R. E., Attorney, Franklin, La. 
*Nichols, L C, University Professor, Baton Rouge, La. 
*Pollard, Mrs. J. B., Housewife, New Orleans, La. 

LOUISIANA— MP (2) 

Sec. B; Row 14, 3 and 4 
Lee, J. W., Conference President, Grayson, La. 
*Johnson, T. L., School Superintendent, Grayson, La. 

Reserves 

Yeager, I. L., Pastor, Monroe, La. 

Pardue, Mrs. M. E., Pastor, Atlanta, Tex. 
*Wardlow, F. W., Merchant, Montgomery, La. 
*McKeithen, J. W., Contractor, Grayson, La. 

LOUISVILLE— ME,S (8) 

Sec. D; Row 18, 1 to 8 

Short, R. H., Presiding Elder, Louisville, Ky. 

Hummel, G. W., Presiding Elder. Bowling Green, Ky. 

Nicholson, J. H., Pastor, 1421 23d Ave., Meridian, Miss. 

Lyon, A. P.. Pastor, 1232 S. Jackson St., Louisville, Ky. 
*Dickey, J. H., Insurance, Columbia Bldg., Louisville, Ky. 
*Harmon, J. L.. President, Bowling Green College of Commerce, Bowl- 
ing Green, Ky. 
*Cash, W. L., Physician, Box 23, Princeton, Ky. 
*Piggott, Mrs. J." W., Housewife, The Lindens, Irvington, Ky. 

Reserves 

Weldon, J. W., Presiding Elder, Hopkinsville, Ky. 

Stuckey, L. N., Pastor, 1113 S. Fourth St., Louisville, Ky. 

Bennett, R. V., Pastor, Campbellsville, Ky. 
^Johnson, Mrs. A. C, Conference President, W.M.S., 236 Poplar St., 

Elizabethtown, Ky. 
*Hummel, Mrs. G. W., Housewife. Bowling Green, Ky. 
*Butler, V. H., Insurance, Starks Bldg., Louis^^lle, Ky. 

MAINE— ME (2) 

Sec. B; Row 5, 6 and 7 
Callaghan, A. A., District Superintendent, Augusta, Maine. 
♦Baldwin, C D., Railroad OflRcial, Bangor, Maine. 



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Reserves 

Robinson, E. W., District Superintendent, Portland, Maine. 
*Currie, Miss Margaret, Attorney, 58 North St., Saco, Maine. 

MALAYSIA AND PHILIPPINE ISLANDS 
CONFERENCES— ME (2 D.L.O.C.) 

Sec. D; Rows 6, 8 to. 10; 7, 5 to 10; 8, 5 to 10; 9, 5 to 10 
Archer, R. L., 150 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. 
Lyons, E. S., 1089 W. 35th St., Los Angeles, Calif. 

Reserve 

Amstutz, H. B., Singapore. 

MARYLAND— MP (16) 

Sec. C; Rows 5, 5 to 12; 6, 5 to 12 

Straughn, J. H., President, General Conference, Baltimore, Md. 

Sexsmith, E. A., Conference President, Baltimore, Md. 

Smith, L. B., Pastor, 3612 Edmondson Ave., Baltimore, Md. 

Shipley, R. L.^ Church Editor, 516 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 

Holloway, F. G., College President, Westminster, Md. 

Green, J. L., Pastor, N. Division St., Salisbury, Md. 

Huinphreys, G. I., President, High Point College, High Point, N. C. 

Makosky, E. C, Pastor, 1903 N. Monroe St., Arlington, Va. 
*Benson, F. M., Attorney, 2 E. Lexington Ave., Baltimore, Md. 
*Baker, J. H., Banker, 1st National Bank Bldg., Baltimore, Md. 
*Gilligan, Henry, Attorney, 2304 First St., N. W., Washington, D. C. 
*Adkins, F. P., Lumber Dealer, Salisbury, Md. 
* Scott, W. C, Business Executive, Baltimore, Md. 
*Staley, H. C, Business Executive, Baltimore, Md. 
*Herrigel, Fred, Jr., Judge, Short Hills, N. J. 
*MacLea, Daniel, Lumber Dealer, 4301 Greenway, Baltimore, Md. 

Reserves 

Nicholson, R. Y., Pastor, 2504 Garrison Ave., Baltimore, Md. 

White, R. W., Pastor, 2324 1st St., N. W., Washington, D. C. 

Link, J. N., Seminary Professor, Westminster, Md. 

Bunce, E. L., Pastor, 2705 St. Paul St., Baltimore, Md. 

Haddaway, G. W., Executive Secretary, Board of Missions, Balti- 
more, Md. 

Stone, E. D., Pastor, 3449 Falls Road, Baltimore, Md. 

Wright, W. F., Pastor, 2216 Lake Ave., Baltimore, Md. 

Mulligan, T. C, Pastor, Cambridge, Md. 
*Matthews, Mrs. M. B., Housewife, 4301 Greenway, Baltimore, Md. 
*Jett, R. S., Tailor, 3512 Carlisle Ave., Baltimore, Md. 
*Parks, N. J., Merchant, Parksley, Va. 
*Dykes, L. W., Commission Merchant, Baltimore, Md. 
*Ball, F. M., Attorney, 4527 17th St., Arlington, Va. 
*Insley, W. H., Insurance, Salisbury, Md. 

*Harrison, W. H., Retired, 3282 N St., N. W., V/ashington, D. C. 
*Satterfield, C. N., Merchant, Chestertown, Md. 

MEMPHIS— ME,S (12) 

Sec. B ; Row 22, 1 to 12 
Jones, F. B., Presiding Elder, 1041 Jefferson St., Paducah, Ky. 
Underwood, J. E., Pastor, 327 S. Royal St., Jackson, Tenn. 
Estes, L. H., Pastor, 1120 Faxon Ave., Memphis, Tenn. 
Hamlett, E, G., Presiding Elder, 310 Messick Bldg., Memphis, Tenn. 



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Peeples, F. H., Pastor, 607 E. McLemore Ave., Memphis, Tenn. 

Daniel, C. C, Presiding Elder, Jackson, Tenn. 
*Hedden, Henry, Superintendent, Methodist Hospital, Memphis, Tenn. 
*Womack, R. E., President, Lambuth College, Jackson, Tenn. 
^McMurrj'-, W. F., Attorney, Paducah, Ky. 
*Meek, Paul, President U. T. Junior College, Martin, Tenn. 
*Tatum, Mrs. S. H. Conference President, W.M.S., Alamo, Tenn. 
*Morelock, G. L., Executive Secretary, General Board of Lay Activi- 
ties, 810 Broadway, Nashville, Tenn. 

Reserves 

Horton, J. L., Pastor, 154 Stonewall, Memphis, Tenn. 

Selah, W. B., Pastor, 1207 Peabody Ave., Memphis, Tenn. 

Mathis, E. M., Presiding Elder, Dyersburg, Tenn. 

Fain, G. C, Pastor, 1762 Overton Park Ave., Memphis, Tenn. 
*Peeler, J. T., Attorney, Huntingdon, Tenn. 
*Elkins, R. A., District Judge, Dresden, Tenn. 
*Patton, W. C, Attorney, Halls, Tenn. 
*Bond, C. W., Auto Dealer, Arlington, Tenn. 

*Tatum, Mrs. S. H. (R.C.M.), Conference President, W.M.S., Alamo, 
Tenn. 

MICHIGAN— ME (6 and 1 D.L.) 

Sec. A; Rows 8, 1 to 3; 9, 1 to 4 

Coors, D. S., Pastor, 210 W. Ottowa St., Lansing, Mich. 

Robinson, L. T., Pastor, 24.3 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon, Mich. 

Pellowe, A. H., Pastor, 235 Calkins Ave., S. E., Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Seaton, J. L. (D.L.), President Albion College, Albion, Mich. 
*Dickinson, L. D., Governor, Charlotte, Mich. 
*Veenboer, Mrs. W. H., Housewife, Grand Rapids, Mich. 
*Burnham, Smith, Professor, Kalamazoo, Mich. 

Reserves 

Perdew, W. C, Pastor. 208 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, Mich. 

Nixon, L. H., District Superintendent, Albion, Mich. 

Seaton, J. L., President Albion College, Albion, Mich. 
*Huckle, T. O., Editor, Cadillac, Mich. 

*Stewart, Mrs. L. W., Housewife, 526 Union St., Ionia, Mich. 
*Shumacker, W. H., Editor, Three Rivers, Mich. 

MICHIGAN— MP (2) 

Sec. A; Row 1, 1 and 2 
Willson, E. R., Conference President, Gagetown, Mich. 
*Vincent, E. R., 221 E. Corunna St., Corunna, Mich. 

Reserves 

Dibley, Joseph, Pastor, 811 S. Chestnut St., Lansing, Mich. 

Hart, F. E., Pastor, New Lathrop, Mich. 
*Hadsall, M. L., Birch Run, Mich. 
*Maxwell, Gala, Clio, Mich. 

MINNESOTA— ME (2) 

Sec. A; Row 1, 5 and 6 
Rising, L. H., Pastor, 2207 Knapp St., St. Paul, Minn. 
*Reineke, G. F., Physician, New Ulm, Minn. 



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Reserves 

Mattam, J. W., Hospital Chaplain, Rochester, Minn. 
*DeVinny, Mrs. M. L., Corresponding Secretary, Woman's Home Mis- 
sionary Society, St. Paul, Minn. 

MISSISSIPPI— ME (2 and 1 D.L.) 

Sec,. A; Row 10, 4 to 6 
Shaw, J. B. F., District Superintendent, W. Jackson, Miss. 
Johnson, L. E. (D.L.), Pastor, Jackson, Miss. 
^McAllister, R. H., Manager, Christian Advocate, New Orleans, La. 

Reserves 

Wheaton, J. D., Pastor, 209 S. Yazoo St., Yazoo City, Miss. 
*Hall, E. W., Mortician, 600 Mobile St., Hattiesburg, Miss. 

MISSISSIPPI— ME,S (10) 

Sec. A; Row 15, 1 to 10 
Sutherland, B. L., Pastor, Jackson, Miss. 
Brownlee, T. M., Presiding Elder, Jackson, Miss. 
Bowen, C. A., Secretary, Editorial Dept., General Board of Christian 

Education, 810 Broadway, Nashville, Tenn. 
Hunt, B. M., Pastor, 1417 W. Capitol St., Jackson, Miss. 
Alsworth, W. B., Presiding Elder, Hattiesburg, Miss. 

* Sullivan, J. M., Professor, Millsaps College, Jackson, Miss. 

* Stevens, B. M., Merchant, Richton, Miss. 

*Arrington, Mrs. Paul, Conference President, W.M.S., Petal, Miss. 
*Hawkins, W. D., Insurance, Meridian, Miss. 
*Youngblood, Curtis, Merchant, Wesson, Miss. 

Reserves 

Campbell, J. F., Presiding Elder, Gulfport, Miss. 

Leggett, J. T., Pastor, Hattiesburg, Miss. 

Neill, J. L., Pastor, Brookhaven, Miss. 
*Bailey, T. L., Attorney, Meridian, Miss. 
*Corban, L. C, Judge, Biloxi, Miss. 
*Tatum, W. O., Wholesale Lumber, Hattiesburg, Miss. 

MISSISSIPPI— MP (2) 

Sec. A; Row 18, 5 and 6 
Sharp, F. L., Pastor, CoUinsville, Miss. 
^Williamson, N. S., Attorney, Meridian, Miss. 

Reserves 

Watson, R. H. M., Conference President, Meridian, Miss. 

Hamrick, W. L., Pastor, Hattiesburg, Miss. 
*Fowler, Luther, Farmer, Pickens, Miss. 
*West, C. D., Avera, Miss. 

MISSOURI— ME (6 and 2 D.L. and 1 CM.) 

Sec. C; Rows 5, 1 to 4; 6, 1 to 4 

Kulp, E. J., Pastor, Kansas City, Mo. 

King, J. F., District Superintendent, Springfield, Mo. 

Wahl, F. W., Pastor. 1102 Wilmington St., St. Louis. Mo. 

Hislop, Edward (CM.), 1121 McGee St., Kansas Citv, Mo. 
*Lyons, L. J., Attorney, 1002 Walnut St., Kansas City, Mo. 
*Bragg, Grace L., Housewife, .S666a Montana Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 



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*Hanke, C. W., Businessman, 818 Olive St., St. Louis, Mo. 

*Tucker, R. C. (D.L.), Attorney, Kansas City, Mo. 

*Duhigg, Miss A. B. (D.L.), Teacher, Bingham Canyon, Utah. 

Reserves 

Halter, A. A., District Superintendent, Sedalia, Mo. 
Garrett. E. N., District Superintendent, Kirksville, Mo. 
Clark, V. C, District Superintendent, Carthage, Mo. 
*Carothers, Manville, Postman, Kirksville, Mo. 

* Taylor, J, A., Hotel Manager, Springfield, Mo. 
*Brigham, E. T., Businessman, Kansas City, Mo. 
*Mead, Mrs. C. L. (R.D.L.), Housewife, Kansas City, Mo. 

MISSOURI— ME,S (8 and 1 CM.) 

Sec. A; Rows 16, 5 to 10; 17, 8 to 10 

Holliday, R. C, Pastor, 211 W. Broadway, Columbia, Mo. 
Tucker, F. C, Pastor, 1002 N. 25th St., St. Joseph, Mo. 
Pegues, D. K., Pastor, 900 Paris St., Hannibal, Mo. 
Randolph, J. D., Pastor, 215 S. Cole St., Mexico, Mo. 
Alexandei', W. M. (CM.), Secretary, Department of Schools and 
Colleges, General Board of Christian Education, Nashville, Tenn. 

* Stephens, F. F., University Professor, Columbia, Mo. 
*Woods, J. M., Business Executive, 801 Bird St., Hannibal, Mo. 
*Utz, W. H., Jr., Attorney, 903 Camby Bldg., St. Joseph, Mo. 
*Marr, P. M., Merchant, Milan, Mo. 

Reserves 

Taylor, P. P., Pastor, Boonville, Mo. 

Ruff, R. H., President, Central College, Fayette, Mo. 

Smith, A. F., Publishing Agent, Nashville, Tenn. 

Ruyle, C E., Presiding Elder, Mexico, Mo. 
*Pohlman, George, Postmaster, Macon, Mo. 
*Cravens, W. A., Attorney, Excelsior Springs, Mo. 
*Burke, Mrs. M. W., Housewife, Moberly, Mo. 
*Fawks, R. W., Merchant, Forest City, Mo. 

MISSOURI— MP (2) 

Sec. A; Row 11, 9 and 10 

Stribling, E. R., Pastor, Monett, Mo. 
*Dillon, Mrs. B. E., Housewife, Rogersville, Mo. 

Reserves 

Henderson, C E., Pastor, Cassville, Mo. 
Saye, C W., Pastor, Aurora, Mo. 
*Hazel, Mrs. Gail, Housewife, 130 E St., St. Louis, Mo. 

* Stribling, Roy, Monett, Mo. 

MONTANA STATE— ME (2) 

Sec. C; Row 4, 10 to 12 

Morange, John, Pastor, Havre, Mont. 
*Collins, E. E., Attorney, 209-211 Securities Bldg., Billings, Mont. 

Reserves 

Turner, Horace, District Superintendent, Billings, Mont. 
*Lewis, V. E., Attorney, Fort Benton, Mont. 



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NEBRASKA— ME (8 and 1 D.L.) 

Sec. C; Rows 7, 10 to 12; 8, 10 to 12; 9, 10 to 12 

Kaub, L. H., Pastor, Beatrice, Nebr. 

Hess, H. E., Superintendent, Methodist Hospital, Omaho, Nebr. 

Aitken, Walter, Pastor, 12th and M Sts., Lincoln, Nebr. 

Geissinger, E. L., Pastor, 401 N. 27th St., Lincoln, Nebr. 
*Greenslit, H. M., Railroad Official, Lincoln, Nebr. 
*Gray, G. H., Insurance, Columbus, Nebr. 
^Rogers, W. S., Businessman, Ainsworth, Nebr. 

*Watson, Miss E. M., Corresponding- Secretary, Woman's Foreign Mis- 
sionary Society, 1701 S. 17th St., Lincoln, Nebr. 
*Clark, W. D. (D.L.), Banker, Omaha, Nebr. 

Reserves 

Hillman, P. M., District Superintendent, Kearney, Nebr. 

Cutshall, E. G., Counselor of Finance, Lincoln, Nebr. 

McDade, E. C, District Superintendent, Beatrice, Nebr. 

Pfoutz, F. E., District Superintendent, Hastings, Nebr. 
*Penning'ton, Mrs. F. G., Housewife, Wymore, Nebr. 
*Dryden, K. H., Attorney, Kearney, Nebr. 
* Seymour, Edward, Businessman, Wayne, Nebr. 
*Eells, L. L., Physician, Auburn, Nebr. 

NEW ENGLAND— ME (4 and 1 D.L., and 1 CM.) 

Sec. C; Row 3, 5 to 7; 4, 5 to 7 
Marsh, D. L., Px'esident, Boston University, Boston, Mass. 
Hartman, L. O., Editor, 581 Boylston St., Boston, Mass. 

*Emery, S. T., Insurance, 35 Marshall St., Newton Center, Mass. 

*MacMullen, S. O., Insurance, 25 Brackett Road, Newton, Mass. 

*LeSourd, Mrs. L. L. (D.L.), Housewife, Newton, Mass. 

*Clarke, V. P. (CM.), Attorney, 93 Bacon St., Winchester, Mass. 

Reserves 

Ford, C 0., Pastor, 3 Franklin St., Lynn, Mass. 

Jeffras, C W., Pastor, 120 Buckingham St., Springfield, Mass. 
*Bliss, E. P., Retired, 26 Bartlett St., Maiden, Mass. 
*Roberts, G. C, Insurance, 293 Bridge St., Springfield, Mass. 

NEW ENGLAND SOUTHERN— ME (2 and 1 D.L.) 

Sec. C; Row 7, 1 to 4 
Claypool, J. v., District Superintendent, Providence, R. I. 
Knudson, A. C (D.L.), Professor, Boston University, Boston, Mass. 
*Pritchard, W. P., Physician, 273 N. Main St., Fall River, Mass. 

Reserves 

Stoody, R. W., Pastor, 410 Prospect St., Fall River, Mass. 
*Miner, A. T., Trustee of Estates, New London, Conn. 
*McCullough, J. B. (R.D.L.), Businessman, Philadelphia, Pa. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE— ME (2) 

Sec. C; Row 17, 5 and 6 
Stringfellow, L. W., Pastor, 66 Webster St., Haverhill, Mass. 
*Davis, W. H., Manufacturer, 4 Stevens St., Nashua, N. H. 

Reserves 

Hawver, H. D., District Superintendent, Concord, N. H. 
*Webb, C W., Businessman, 220 Washington St., Dover, N. H. 



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NEW JERSEY— ME (4) 

Sec. A; Row 12, 3 to 6 
Brock, T. S., District Superintendent, Trenton, N. J. 
Sloan, H. P., Editor, 150 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. 

*Propert, F. C, Attorney, Haddonfield, N. J. 

*Bennett, H. P., Salesman, Long Branch, N. J. 

Reserves 

Hann, E. F., District Superintendent, Woodbury, N. J. 

Chamberlain, Leon, District Superintendent, Red Bank, N. J. 
*Poffenberger, A. C, Manager, Hotel Dennis, Atlantic City, N. J. 
^Matthews, E. C, Businessman, Williamstown, N. J. 

NEW MEXICO— ME,S (4) 

Sec. D; Row 15, 1 to 4 

Barr, W. L., Presiding Elder, 2831 Lebanon St., El Paso, Tex. 
Campbell, C. K., Pastor, 642 W. May St., Las Cruces, N. Mex. 
*Davidson, H. O., Retired, Albuquerque, N. Mex. 

* Carver, G. C, Merchant, Melrose, N. Mex. 

Reserves 

Bailey, W. G., Presiding Elder, Box 661, Albuquerque, N. Mex. 

Shearer, G. W., Presiding Elder, Clovis, N. Mex. 
*Walker, Mrs. C. S., Housewife, Albuquerque, N. Mex. 
*Ables, J. H., Attorney, Denver, Colo. 

NEW YORK— ME (4 and 3 D.L.) 

Sec. A; Rows 9, 5 to 7; 10, 7 to 10 

Sockman, R. W., Pastor, 950 Park Ave., New York, N. Y. 
MacRossie, Allan, Educational Director, Commission on Courses of 
Study, 150 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. 

* Smith, C. A., Court Stenographer, Peekskill, N. Y. 
*Fowler, C. H., Attorney, 60 E. 42d St., New York, N. Y. 

*Mott, J. R. (D.L.), Chairman, International Missionary Council, 

230 Park Ave., New York, N. Y. 
*McConnell, Mrs. F. J. (D.L.), Housewife, New York, N. Y. 
*Wagner, R. F. (D.L.), United States Senator, Washington, D. C. 

Reserves 

Coile, C. C, District Superintendent, New York, N. Y. 

Stacey, F. W., District Superintendent, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 
*Colvin, Mrs. D. L., Housewife, New York, N. Y. 
*Class, J. L., Attorney, 80 Livingston Ave., Yonkers, N. Y. 

NEW YORK EAST— ME (6 and 1 D.L.) 

Sec. A; Rows 2, 1 to 4; 3, 1 to 4 

Langdale, J. W., Book Editor, 150 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. 

Hough, L. H., Dean, Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, N. J. 

Newell, F. B., Executive Secretary, 150 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. 
*Carman, E. R., Attorney, 87-21 164th St., Jamaica, N. Y. 
*Horne, F. A. (deceased). 

*Chaffee, H. A., Banker, Norwood Road, Bridgeport, Conn. 
*Hardie, Mrs. C. H. (D.L.), Secretary, Woman's Foreign Missionary 
Society, 883 E. 19th St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 



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Reserves 

Jones, H. D., District Superintendent, Baldwin, N. Y. 

Worley, L. F., District Superintendent, New Haven, Conn. 

Auman, L. W. (R.D.L.), Pastor, Jackson Heights, N. Y. 
*Reid, W. W., Publisher, 11-03 157th St., Beechhur.st, N. Y. 
*Barradell, W. H., Attorney, Rockville Center, N. Y. 
*Welker, Miss Edith, Religious Education Worker, Chicago, HI. 

NEWARK— ME (4 and 1 D.L. and 1 CM.) 

Sec. B; Row 9, 8 to 12 

Washabaugh, J. E., District Superintendent, East Orange, N. J. 

Foster, L. E., Pastor, 351 Williams St., East Orange, N. J. 

Brown, A. A. (D.L.), President, Drew University, Madison, N. J. 
*Clark, S. H., Manufacturer, 7 Roosevelt Road, Maplewood, N. J. 
*McNear, A. S., Insurance, 20 Gilbert Place, East Orange, N. J. 
*Joy, J. R. (CM.), 150 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. 

Reserves 

Quimby, K. K., District Superintendent, Ridgewood, N. J. 

Brown, A. A., President, Drew University, Madison, N. J. 
*Beattys, G. D., Attorney, 8 Stoneleigh Park, Westfield, N. J. 
*Diefendorf, Mrs. Mabel, Housewife, Ridgewood, N. J. 

NORTH ALABAMA— ME,S (18 and 1 CD.) 

Sec. B; Rows 18, 1 to 10; 19, 1 to 9 

Davenport, G. M., Pastor, 7759 10th Ave., S., Birmingham, Ala. 

Lazenby, iVl. E., Presiding Elder, 819 Line St., Decatur, Ala. 

Henry, W. G., Presiding Elder, Atlanta, Ga. 

Kimbrough, S. O., Pastor, 810 Greensboro Ave., Anniston, Ala. 

Stevenson, H. M., Pastor, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 

Morris, W. E., Presiding Elder, 824 Quintard Ave., Anniston, Ala. 

Davidson, M. M., Presiding Elder, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 

Freeman, A. M., Presiding Elder, Florence Ala. 

Chadwick, J. S., Superannuate, Birmingham, Ala. 
*Carr, R. B., Circuit Judge, 623 Highland Ave., Anniston, Ala. 
^Garrison, E. J., Attorney, Ashland, Ala. 

*Kirby, A. N., Merchant, 5720 5 Terrace, S., Birmingham, Ala. 
*Ingram, B. L., Sheriff, 110 Avenue V, Pratt City, Ala. 
*Ward, F. S., Superintendent of Education, Carrollton, Ala. 
*Graves, W. D., Merchant, Alexander City, Ala. 
*Morris, Mrs. Isaac, Conference President, W.M.S., Fairfield, Ala. 
* Haley, P. S., Civil Engineer, Jasper, Ala. 
*Self, W. D., Merchant, TrafFord, Ala. 

*Denman, Harry (CM.), Secretary of Evangelism, General Board of 
Missions, Doctors' Bldg., Nashville, Tenn. 

Reserves 

Franklin, M. A., Pastor, 2133 S. 14th St., Birmingham, Ala. 

Gamble, F. K., Church Editor, Birmingham, Ala. 

Hunter, J. D., Pastor, Birmingham, Ala. 

McNutt, D. C, Presiding Elder, Jasper, Ala. 

Dill, R. L., Presiding Elder, Gadsden, Ala. 
*Green, W. C, Postmaster, Birmingham, Ala. 
*Sparkman, John, Attorney, Huntsville, Ala. 
*Cook, F. M., College Professor, Florence, Ala. 
*Napier, T. H., College Professor, Montevallo, Ala. 
*Miller, Grady, Insurance, 3401 Salter Road, Birmingham, Ala. 



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NORTH ARKANSAS— ME,S (10 and 1 CM.) 

Sec. B; Rows 16, 9 to 12; 17, 6 to 12 
Martin, A. W., Pastor, 815 S. Main St., Jonesboro, Ark. 
Schisler, J. Q., Secretary, Department of the Local Church, General 

Board of Christian Education, Nashville, Tenn. 
Johnston, Warren, Presiding Elder, Fort Smith, Ark. 
Goddard, O. E., Pastor, 1922 Dodson Ave., Fort Smith, Ark. 
Wayland, E. T., Presiding Elder, 1017 Clifton St., Conway, Ark. 
*Pewett, Mrs. Henkel, Conference President, W.M.S., Jonesboro, Ark. 

* Williams, J. M., Professor, Hendrix College, Conway, Ark. 

* Stuck, C. A., Lumber, Jonesboro, Ai'k. 

^Melton, C. G., Eye Specialist, Box 34, Fayetteville, Ark. 

*Womack, J. P., College Professor, Jonesboro, Ark. 

*Reynolds, J. H. (CM.), President, Hendrix College, Conway, Ark. 

Reserves 

Wasson, A. W., Secretai'y, Department of Foreign Missions, General 

Board of Missions, Doctors' Building, Nashville, Tenn. 
Womack, W. V., Presiding Eldei*, Fayetteville, Ark. 
Walton, A. G., Pastor, Searcy, Ark. 
Hayden, R. S., Pastor, Forrest City, Ark. 
Williams, E. B., Pastor, Blytheville, Ark. 
*Barnett, Nelson, Merchant, Batesville, Ark. 

* Galloway, S. A., Investments, Fort Smith, Ark. 
*Snetser, Mrs. B. E., Housewife, Newport, Ark. 

* Stone, Mrs. Fred, Housewife, Fort Smith, Ark. 
*Metcalf, C D., Banker, Batesville, Ark. 

NORTH CAROLINA— ME (2 and 1 D.L.) 

Sec. C; Row 3, 10 to 12 
Winchester, R. W., Pastor, High Point, N. C 
Brooks, R. N. (D.L.), Editor, 631 Baronne St., New Orleans, La. 
*Jones, D. D., President, Bennett College, Greensboro, N. C 

Reserves 

Brooks, R. N., Editor, 631 Baronne St., New Orleans, La. 

Wright, T. S., Real Estate, 200 W. Park Ave., Winston-Salem, N. C 

NORTH CAROLINA— ME,S (14 and 1 CM.) 

Sec. B; Rows 14, 5 to 12; 15, 6 to 12 
Grant, T. McM., Pastor, Box 529, Greenville, N. C. 
Hillman, E. L., Presiding Elder, 31 New St., New Bern, N. C. 
Ormond, J. M., Professor, Duke University, Durham, N. C. 
Plyler, M. T., Editor, North Carolina Christian Advocate, Greens- 
boro, N. C. 
Hickman, F. S., Professor, Duke University, Durham, N. C 
Smith, H. C, Pastor, 516 W. Chapel Hill, Durham, N. C 
Love, F. S., Pastor, 221 N. 4th St., Wilmington, N. C. 
♦Hillman, Mrs. E. L., Conference President, W.M.S., New Bern, N. C. 

* MacKinnon, Miss S. L., Secretai'y, Foreign Department, General 

Board of Missions, Doctors' Building, Nashville, Tenn. 
*Greene, W. K., Dean, Duke University, Durham, N. C. 
*Knight, W. L., Attorney, Weldon, N. C. 
*Cooper, W. B., Broker, 608 Dock St., Wilmington, N. C 
*Chadwick, W. C, Insurance, New Bern, N. C. 
*Hood, G. P., Commissioner of Banks, Raleigh, N. C 
*Few, W. P. (CM.), President, Duke University, Durham,- N. C 



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Reserves 

Hobbs, A. J., Presiding- Elder, Durham, N. C. 

Cuninggim, J. L., President, Scarritt College, Nashville, Tenn. 

Bradshaw, R. W., Conference Secretary, Christian Education, Dur- 
ham, N. C. 

Porter, H. B., Pastor, Wilson, N. C. 
*Bruton, J. F., Attorney, Wilson, N. C. 
*Morris, C. G., Insurance, Washington, N. C. 
*Marr, Wade, Stocks and Bonds, Elizabeth City, N. C. 
*Flovirers, R. L., Treasurer, Duke University, Durham, N. C. 

NORTH CAROLINA— x^lP (14) 

Sec. B; Rows 2, 6 to 12; 3, 6 to 12 

Pritchard, J. E., Conference President, High Point, N. C. 

Bates, C. W., Pastor, Box 51, Browns Summit, N. C. 

Forlines, C. E., Seminary President, Westminster, Md. 

Taylor, S. W., Pastor, Asheboro, N. C. 

Andrews, R. M., Pastor-Editor, Greensboro, N. C. 

Brown, G. R., Pastor, Liberty, N. C. 

Paschall, F. W., Pastor, 603 E. Davis St., Burlington, N. C. 
*Coble, M. A., Banker, Burlington, N, C. 
*Wills, J. N., Stationer, W. Gaston St., Greensboro, N. C. 
*Hammer, Mrs. W. C, Businesswoman, Asheboro, N. C. 
*Wren, L. L., Manufacturer, Siler City, N. C. 
*Koonce, A. J., Mortician, High Point, N. C. 
*Redding, W. F., Jr., Miller, Asheboro, N. C. 
*Hicks, J. B., Attorney, Henderson, N. C. 

Reserves 

Aum.an, J. C, Pastor, Thomasville, N. C. 

Carroll, J. E., Pastor, 222 N. Edgeworth St., Greensboro, N. C. 

Surratt, H. F., Pastor, Graham, N. C. 

Whitehead, T. J., Pastor, Charles St., Henderson, N. C. 

Madison, J. C, Pastor, High Point, N. C. 

Lindley, P. S., College Professor, High Point, N. C. 

Bethea, N. G., Pastor, 165 Hillside St., Asheville, N. C. 
*Allen, J. H., Business Executive, Reidville, N. C. 
*Crew, J. W., Jr., Attorney, Roanoke Rapids, N. C. 
*Cutchin, J. M., Farmer, Whitakers, N. C. 
*Cox, R. M., Dairyman, Rural Hall, N. C. 
*Coltrane, Mrs. D. S., Housewife, Raleigh, N. C. 
*Montgomery, S. P., Contractor, High Point, N. C. 
*Ross, J. D., Banker, Asheboro, N. C. 

NORTH DAKOTA— ME (2) 

Sec. B; Row 1, 6 and 7 
Burgum, L. R., District Superintendent, Fargo, N. Dak. 
*Knight, G. N., Professor, Jamestown, N. Dak. 

Reserves 

Wallace, C. L., President, Wesley College, Grand Forks, N. Dak. 
*Fawcett, W. C, Physician, Starkweather, N. Dak. 

NORTH GEORGIA— ME,S (18 and 1 CM.) 

Sec. C; Rows 17, 7 to 12; 18, 7 to 12; 19, 6 to 12 
King, W. P., Editor, Christian Advocate, Nashville, Tenn. 
Jones, H. H., Pastor, 1037 Green Ave., N. W., Atlanta, Ga. 



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LaPrade, W. H., Pastor, 929 Waverly Place, Atlanta, Ga. 

Pierce, A. M., Pastor, Milledgeville, Ga. 

Jarrell, C. C., Pastor, Augusta, Ga. 

Rumble, Lester, Pastor, 528 Orme Circle, Atlanta, Ga. 

Shelton, W. A., Presiding- Elder, Birmingham, Ala. 

Rogers, Wallace, Pastor, 312 S. Hill St., Griffin, Ga. 

Russell, R. L., Pastor, 205 N. Green St., Gainesville, Ga. 
*Johnston, S. L., Merchant, Woodstock, Ga. 

*Cox, H. W., President, Emory University, Emory University, Ga. 
*Awtrey, Mrs. L. M., Conference President, W.M.S., Acworth, Ga. 
*Lance, T. J., President, Young Harris College, Young Harris, Ga. 
^Ingram, I. S., College President, Carrollton, Ga. 

* Slaughter, N. G., Dentist, S. M. Bldg., Athens, Ga. 

*Tilley, Mrs. M. E., Conference Secretary, W.M.S., Atlanta, Ga. 
*Quillian, Hubert, College President, LaGrange, Ga. 
*Wardlaw, J. C, Extension Department, State University, 223 Wal- 
ton, N. W., Atlanta, Ga. 
*Candler, J. S. (CM.), Attorney, 199 Tuxedo Drive, Atlanta, Ga. 

Reserves 

Maxwell, M. M., Pastor, LaGrange, Ga. 

Twiggs, L. M., Presiding Elder, Augusta, Ga. 

Yarbrough, J. F., Pastor, Thomaston, Ga. 

Holland, H. C, Presiding Elder, Rome, Ga. 
*Wells, Jere, Superintendent, County Schools, Hapeville, Ga. 
*Winter, Miss Bert, Housewife, Bowersville, Ga. 
*Bell, M. S., Banker, Milledgeville, Ga. 
*McElreath, Walter, Attorney, Grant Bldg., Atlanta, Ga. 

NORTH INDIANA— ME (6) 

Sec. A; Row 11, 1 to 6 
Pugh, A. W., Pastor, 310 McCullough Blvd., Muncie, Ind. 
Fribley, F. E., District Superintendent, Fort Wayne, Ind. 
Sweet, W. W., Professor, 5805 Dorchester Ave., Chicago, 111. 

*Roudebush, R. R., Teacher, Charlotteville, Ind. 

*Gettle, H. R., Optician, 4620 Stratford Road, Fort Wayne, Ind. 

*Fenstermacher, G. E., Professor, Upland, Ind. 

Reserves 

Smith, C. H., Pastor, 109 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, Ind. 

Bransford, W. H., Pastor, Anderson, Ind. 

Smith, P. B., District Superintendent, Richmond, Ind. 
*Elliott, L. J., Farmer, Wabash, Ind. 
*Ballinger, F. E., Merchant, Daleville, Ind. 

* Stump, C. R., Merchant, Marion, Ind. 

NORTH MISSISSIPPI— ME,S (10) 

Sec. D; Row 12, 1 to 10 

Wasson, L. P., Presiding Elder, Columbus, Miss. 

Mcllwain, A. T., Pastor, Box 245, Greenville, Miss. 

Curtis, V. C, Pastor, Church St., Louisville, Miss. 

Wroten, J. D., Pastor, 612 Main St., Columbus, Miss. 

Countiss, J. R., Pastor, 108 Wilson St., Starkville, Miss. 
*Houston, J. G., Merchant, New Albany, Miss. 
*McGowan, J. G., Supreme Couii; Judge, Jackson, Miss. 
*Hall, D. H., Banker, New Albany, Miss. 

*Talbert, Mrs. H. L., Conference President, W.M.S., Clarksdale, Miss. 
♦Kyle, J. W., Attorney, Sardis, Miss. 



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Reserves 

Lott, W. R., Presiding Elder, Corinth, Miss. 

Stephens, J. E., Pastor, Clarksdale, Miss. 

Johnson, Mellville (deceased). 
*Milden, A. W., Professor, University, Miss. 
*Ratliff, Mrs. W. H., Housewife, Sherard, Miss. 
*Forman, J. M., Attorney, Indianola, Miss. 
*Houston, J. G. (R.C.M.), Merchant, New Albany, Miss. 

NORTH MlSSISSn^PI— MP (2) 

Sec. D; Row 9, 1 and 2 
Whitehurst, B. G., Conference President, Coldwater, Miss. 
*Potts, W. O., Corinth, Miss. 

Reserves 

Ivy, C. L., Pastor, Dennis, Miss. 
*Roy, S. A., Farmer, Corinth, Miss. 

NORTH TEXAS— ME,S (12) 

Sec. C; Row 20, 1 to 12 

Martin, P. E., Pastor, 1312 10th St., Wichita Falls, Tex. 

Barnes, S. A., Presiding Elder, 5128 Birchman St., Fort Worth, Tex. 

Ryan, H. G., Pastor, 4115 Junius St., Dallas, Tex. 

French, G. C, Pastor, N. Benge St., McKinney, Tex. 

Spragins, C. A., Presiding Elder, 714 N. Walnut St., Sherman, Tex. 

Lee, Umphrey, President, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 
Tex. 
*Fudge, E. S., Wholesale Merchant, 6270 Richmond St., Dallas, Tex. 
*Waggoner, M. T., Cattle Buyer, 1925 9th St., Wichita Falls, Tex. 
* Caldwell, Gibson, Miller, McKinney, Tex. 
*Minga, Mrs. T. H., Housewife, Frisco, Tex. 
*Love, M. F., Insurance, 614 Bank Bldg., Greenville, Tex. 
"Mordon, Mrs. W. O., Conference President, W.M.S., Dallas, Tex. 

Reserves 

Mood, R. G., Presiding Elder, McKinney, Tex. 

Baker, W. H., Pastor, Dallas, Tex. 

Black, S. M., Presiding Elder, Paris, Tex. 
*Murphree, J. C, Attorney, Iowa Park, Tex. 

*Cullum, W. H., Jr., Insurance, 4805 Cedar Springs, Dallas, Tex. 
*Armistead, D. F., Railway Mail Service, Denison, Tex. 

NORTHEAST OHIO— ME (10 and 2 D.L., and 1 CM.) 

Sec. B; Rows 7, 1 to 6; 8, 1 to 6 
Bi'own, E. R., District Superintendent, Cleveland, Ohio. 
Olson, O. T., Pastor, 1919 E. 107th St., Cleveland, Ohio. 
Wright, L. C., President, Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio. 
Ketcham, C. B., College President, Alliance, Ohio. 
Courtney, H. W., District Superintendent, Cambridge, Ohio. 
Davis, N. E. (D.L.), Executive Secretary, Board of Hospitals, 

Homes, and Deaconess Work, Columbus, Ohio. 
Mueller, F. W. (CM.), Department Superintendent, Board of Home 

Missions and Church Extension, Philadelphia, Pa. 
*Hoover, A. L., Businessman, Lakeside, Ohio. 
*Cherry, James, Businessman, Canton, Ohio. 
*Archer, W. D., Manufacturer, 914 Clark St., Cambridge, Ohio. 
*Robinson, M. C, Merchant, 4026 State Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio. 



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*Beetham, C. S., Merchant, Cadiz, Ohio, 

*Oram, Miss E. J. (D.L.), National Officer, Woman's Home Missionary 
Society, 1831 E. 93d St., Cleveland, Ohio. 

Reserves 

McQueen, M. W., District Superintendent, Steubenville, Ohio. 

Garth, S. E., Pastor, 283 W. Madison Ave., Youngstown, Ohio. 

Green, J. D., Pastor, 242 Front St., Berea, Ohio. 

Secrest, P. E., District Superintendent, Youngstown, Ohio. 

Smith, W. S., Pastor, 14037 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. 
*Kendall, F. H., Retired, 143 Mentor Ave., Painesville, Ohio. 
*Cartmell, B. E., Secretary, Ohio Wesleyan University, 275 N. San- 
dusky St., Delaware, Ohio. 
*Masters, Kathryn F., Clerk, District Board of Health, 1252 Sinclair 

Ave., Steubenville, Ohio. 
*Hoover, G. A., Attorney, Canal Fulton, Ohio. 

NORTHERN MINNESOTA— ME (4 and 3 D.L.) 

Sec. B; Rows 19, 10 to 12; 20, 9 to 12 

Stafford, T. A., Executive Secretai'v, Board of Pensions and Relief, 
740 Rush St., Chicago, 111. 

Mecklenburg, George, Pastor, Minneapolis, Minn. 

Bugbee, L. H. (D.L.), Editor, 420 Plum St., Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Raines, R. C. (D.L.), Pastor, Minneapolis, Minn. 
*Douglas, H. A., Banker, Minneapolis, Minn. 

*Jardine, Florence R., Accepted Supply Pastor, Minneapolis, Minn. 
*Lindsay, Mrs. F. F. (D.L.), Housewife, Preston, Minn. 

Reserves 

Baumhofer, E. F., District Superintendent, Minneapolis, Minn. 
*Ulland, J. S., Banker, Fergus Falls, Minn. 
*Lindsay, Mrs. F. F., Housewife, Preston, Minn. 

NORTHERN NEW YORK— ME (4) 

Sec. D ; Row 3, 7 and 8 

Miller, F. A., Pastor, 446 Dimmick St., Watertown, N. Y. 

Judd, A. G., District Superintendent, Utica, N. Y. 
*Sykes, W. C., Businessman, Conifer, N. Y. 
*Cheetham, A. D., Businessman, New York Mills, N. Y. 

Reserves 

Warren, J. W., Pastor, Fulton, N. Y. 

Love, E. C, Pastor, Ilion, N. Y. 
*Phelps, H. R., Businessman, North Bay, N, Y. 
*Flanders, W. E., Public Officer, 40 Bay St., Potsdam, N. Y. 

NORTHAVEST— ME,S (2) 

Sec. D; Row 8, 3 and 4 

Harper, E. J., Pastor, 134 S. 5th St., Corvallis, Oreg. 
*Purvance, E., Bookkeeper, Coquille, Oreg. 

Reserves 

Hartman, P. D., Presiding Elder, 3004 N. Lincoln St., Spokane, Wash. 
*Starmer, W. B., Bookkeeper, La Grand, Oreg. 



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NORTHWEST INDIANA— ME (4 and 1 D.L.) 

Sec. B; Row 10, 8 to 12 

Davis, H. L., Secretary, Preachers' Aid Society, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Beck, B. D., Pastor, 521 S. Center St., Terre Haute, Ind. 
*Mann, E. M., Attorney, 21 Boston Ave., Terre Haute, Ind. 
*Evans, F. C, Banker, Crawfordsville, Ind. 
*McCutchan, R. G. (D.L), Retired, Claremont, Calif. 

Reserves 

Young, Claude, District Superintendent, LaFayette, Ind. 

Williams, T. F., Pastor, 404 N. 6th St., LaFayette, Ind. 
*Lee, C. O., Professor, 600 Robinson St., West LaFayette, Ind. 
*Campbell, J. B., Manufacturer, 905 S. Main St., South Bend, Ind. 

NORTHWEST IOWA— ME (4) 

Sec. C; Row 14, 1 to 4 

Walker, J. B., Pastor, 3240 Garretson Ave., Sioux City, Iowa. 

Roadman, E. A., President, Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa. 
*White, Mrs. M. H., Housewife, 2109 Nebraska St., Sioux City, Iowa. 
*Dolliver, J. I., Attorney, State Bank Building, Fort Dodge, Iowa. 

Reserves 

Davies, J. J., District Superintendent, Fort Dodge, Iowa. 

Bush, M. D., Pastor, Ponieroy, Iowa. 
*Morling, Mrs. W. H., Housewife, Emmetsburg, Iowa. 
*Harshbarger, C. C, Retired, Onowa, Iowa. 

NORTHWEST KANSAS— ME (2) 

Sec. C; Row 21, 7 and 8 
Smith, A. N., District Superintendent, Salina, Kans. 
*Kemp, C. A., Evangelist, Winona, Kans. 

Reserves 

Templin, L. R., Pastor, Concordia, Kans. 
*Tipton, W. H., Businessman, Goodland, Kans. 

NORTHWEST TEXAS— ME,S (12) 

Sec. C; Row 16, 1 to 12 

Haymes, J. O., Pastor, 404 Scurry St., Big Spring, Tex. 

Hooton, C. R., Presiding Elder, 501 E. 4th St., Sweetwater, Tex. 

Clark, O. P., Presiding Elder, 2316 18th St., Lubbock, Tex. 

Pearce, W. M., Pastor, Box 297, Pampa, Tex. 

White, E. E., Presiding Elder, Box 95, Plainview, Tex. 

Bickley, C. A., Presiding Elder, 1225 Sayles Blvd., Abilene, Tex. 
* Nichols, R. H., Publisher, Vernon, Tex. 
*Yoder, D. P., Auto Dealer, Snyder, Tex. 
*Condron, S. H., College Dean, 2005 6th Ave., Canyon, Tex. 
*Willson, J. M., Lumber Dealer, Floydada, Tex. 
^Randal, Mrs. C. M., Conference President, W.M.S., Seymour, Tex. 
*Bryant, R. B., Merchant, Stamford, Tex. 

Reserves 

Wright, C. C, Presiding Elder, Vernon, Tex. 
Lipscomb, L. N., Pastor, Lubbock, Tex. 
Young, S. H., Pastor, Sweetv/ater, Tex. 
Grimes, C. C, Pastor, Amarillo, Tex. 



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*Braswell, A. M., News Editor, Clarendon, Tex. 
*Boger, R. G., Dean, McMurry College, Abilene, Tex. 
*Rollins, Mrs. N. G., Housewife, Abilene, Tex. 
*Ellzey, T. V., Rancher, Perryton, Tex. 

NORWEGIAN AND DANISH— ME (2) 

Sec. A; Row 12, 1 and 2 
Schevenius, C. W., District Superintendent, Minneapolis, Minn. 
*Michelsen, M. E., Salesman, 7612 Creiger Ave., Chicago, 111. 

Reserves 

Beckstrom, J. M., District Superintendent, Chicago, 111. 
^Hansen, A. W., 1049 Van Slyke Ave., St. Paul, Minn. 

OHIO— ME (12 and 3 D.L., and 2 CM.) 

Sec. A; Rows 6, 1 to 10; 7, 3 to 10 
Martin, Arba, Pastor, Portsmouth, Ohio. 

Miller, I. E., Pastor, 3436 St. Johns Place, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Schatzman, A. G., District Superintendent, Columbus, Ohio. 
Kestle, A. J., Pastor, 96 E. Fifth St., Chillicothe, Ohio. 
Stafford, E. R., Pastor, Hartwell, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Swank, Jesse, Pastor, Limestone St., Springfield, Ohio. 
Diekmann, J. A. (D.L.), Superintendent, Bethesda Hospital, Cincin- 
nati, Ohio. 
Soper, E. D. (CM.), President, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, 
Ohio. 
*Goode, Mrs. W. H, C, President, Woman's Home Missionary Society, 

Sidney, Ohio. 
*Jones, C A., Executive Secretary, Community Fund, Columbus, Ohio. 
*Bancroft, E. D., Field Representative, Commission on Men's Woi-k, 

Urbana, Ohio. 
*McKim, J. J., Secretary, Y.M.C.A., Cincinnati, Ohio. 
*Appleby, T. W., Insurance, Losantiridge, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
*Ivins, L. S., Dean, Defiance College, Defiance, Ohio. 
*Freeman, Mrs. J. H. (D.L.), National Treasurer, Woman's Home 

Missionary Society, Delaware, Ohio. 
*Keplinger, W. E. (D.L.), Banker, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
*Cherrington, E. H. (CM.), Executive Secretary, Board of Temper- 
ance, Prohibition, and Public Morals, Washington, D. C 

Reserves 

Timerman, Donald, District Superintendent, Newark, Ohio. 

Jones, J. I., District Superintendent, Columbus, Ohio. 

Turley, C E., District Superintendent, Wilmington, Ohio. 

Tucker, R. L., Pastor, 242 18th Ave., Columbus, Ohio. 

Wheaton, Miss R. E. (R.D.L.), Editor, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
*Long, Mrs. C C, Home Base Secretary, Woman's Foreign Missionary 

Society, 3434 Darwin Place, Westwood, Ohio. 
*Kirk, W. F., Executive Secretary, State Grange, Port Clinton, Ohio. 
* Mitchell, A. S., Attorney, Newark, Ohio. 

OHIO— MP (10) 

Sec. B; Rows 5, 8 to 12; 6, 8 to 12 
Rosenberger, S. W., Conference President, Columbus, Ohio. 
Williams, J. C, Pastor, 140 12th St., Columbus, Ohio. 
Brown, F. L., Pastor, 321 E. Maynard Ave., Columbus, Ohio. 
Johnson, C S., Editor, Sunday School Literature, Pittsburgh, Pa. 



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Farmer, R. I., Pastor, 125 N. 9th St., Cambridge, Ohio. 
*Miller, E. D., Insurance, 257 Chittenden Ave., Columbus, Ohio. 
*Barss, Mrs. E. K., Housewife, 810 Walnut St., Coshocton, Ohio. 
*Stottlemire, F. E., Printing Business, Cambridge, Ohio. 
*Graver, E. H., Drakewood Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
*Ellis, P. M., Wilmington, Ohio. 

Reserves 

Custis, D. L., Pastor, Mount Vernon, Ohio. 

Grimm, P. E., Pastor, 3799 Hyde Park Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Linton, R. S., Pastor, 225 Jefferson St., Tiffin, Ohio. 

Tolbert, R. C, Pastor, Sabina, Ohio. 

Morton, C. J., Pastor, Attica, Ohio. 
*Walker, Mrs. Mary, Businesswoman, Wheeling, W. Va. 
*Rinker, C. T., Road Supervisor, Rayland, Ohio. 

* Taylor, W. W., Farmer, Martins Ferry, Ohio. 
*Gilhousen, Mrs. F. B., Housewife, Byesville, Ohio. 
*Rosenberger, Mrs. S. W., Housewife, Columbus, Ohio. 

OKLAHOMA— ME (4 and 1 CM.) 

Sec. B; Row 11, 8 to 12 

Hargett, L M., Pastor, Oklahoma City, Okla. 

Deschner, Phil, District Superintendent, Tulsa, Okla. 
*Wilcox, W. H., Attorney, Stillwater, Okla. 
*Vickery, W. M., Real Estate, Blackwell, Okla. 
*Wilcox, W. II. (CM.), Attorney, Stillwater, Okla. 

Reserves 

Smith, R. J., Pastor, Enid, Okla. 

Jorns, E. L., Pastor, 15th and Quaker Sts., Tulsa, Okla. 
*Carter, H. V., Engineer, Tulsa, Okla. 

* O'Neal, C T., Attorney, Lawton, Okla. 

OKLAHOMA— ME,S (14) 

Sec. D; Rows 13, 3 to 10; 14, 5 to 10 

Hutchinson, Forney, Pastor, 1307 S. Newport St., Tulsa, Okla. 

Abernathy, J. R., Presiding Elder, Oklahoma City, Okla. 

Morgan, R. E. L., Presiding Elder, 812 E Ave., Lawton, Okla. 

Slack, W. B., Presiding Eldei', Ardmore, Okla. 

Evans, L. L., Presiding Elder, 1468 N. Elwood St., Tulsa, Okla. 

Satterfield, R. S., Presiding Elder, 409 W. Canadian St., Vinita, Okla. 

Blackburn, R. T., Presiding Elder, 1120 W. Main St., Durant, Okla. 
*McFall, C S., Insurance, Box 13, Frederick, Okla. 
*Dunlap, Mrs. E. B., Housewife, 1002 B Ave., Lawton, Okla. 
*Newton, H. E., Public Accountant, Muskogee, Okla. 
*Clark, B. C, Jeweler, Oklahoma City, Okla. 
*Orwig, S. S., Oil Business, Wewoka, Okla. 
*Cole, J. R., Jr., Investments, Adams Hotel, Tulsa, Okla. 
*Beeson, M. A., Educator, 309 Duck St., Stillwell, Okla. 

Reserves 

Curry, J. C, Pastor, Okmulgee, Okla. 

Bowers, J. E., Presiding Elder, McAlester, Okla. 

Chappell, C G., Pastor, Oklahoma City, Okla. 

Babcock, S. H., Executive Secretary, Conference Board of Christian 

Education, Oklahoma City, Okla. 
Franklin, S. W., Pastor, Oke'mah, Okla. 



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Crowe, F. S., Presiding Elder, 604 E. Broadway, Muskogee, Okla. 

Brooks, C. L., Pastor, Idabel, Okla. 

Evans, L. L. (R.C.M.), Presiding Elder, Tulsa, Okla. 
*Eakes, M. M., Attorney, Tulsa, Okla. 
*Carlock, J. H., Mei*chant, Ardmore, Okla. 
*Castle, C. E., Attorney, Waggoner, Okla. 
*Wharton, J. H., Insurance, McAlester, Okla. 
*Bailey, F. M., Attorney, Chickasha, Okla. 
*Woodworth, W. W., Banker, Ringling, Okla. 

* Summers, Mrs. L. C., Housewife, Stilwell, Okla. 

ONONDAGA— MP (2) 

Sec. C; Row 2, 7 and 8 
Weaver, G. C, Pastor, 7 N. St. Regis Drive, Rochester, N. Y. 
*Waterman, W. C, Port Byron, N. Y. 

Reserves 

Loomis, H. B., Pastor, Fulton, N. Y. 

Spaulding, W. F., Pastor, Gerry, N. Y. 

Fultz, B. J., Pastor, Arkport, N. Y. 
*Coe, N. M., Mortician, Lycoming, N. Y. 
*.Johnson, Ramund, Gerry, N. Y. 
*Haggerty, Floyd, Ilion, N. Y. 

OREGON— ME (2 and 1 D.L. and 1 CM) 

Sec. C; Row 12, 10 to 12 
Hall, S. W., District Superintendent, 2040 Court St., Salem, Oreg. 
Harrison, J. C. (D.L.), District Superintendent, Portland, Oreg. 
Mills, E. L. (CM.), Editor, McAlister St., San Francisco, Calif. 
*Peterson, E. W., Editor, 1304 S. E. 53d St., Portland, Oreg. 

Reserves 

Harrison, J. C, District Superintendent, Portland, Oreg. 
Baxter, B. R. (R.D.L.), President, Willamette University, Salem, 
Oreg. 
*Phelps, F. M., Attorney, Corbett Bldg., Portland, Oreg. 

PACIFIC— ME,S (4 and 1 CM.) 

Sec. C; Rows 1, 10 to 12; 2, 11 and 12 
Kenney, J. R., Pastor, 132 N. Stanislaus St., Stockton, Calif. 
McPheeters, J. C, Pastor, 322 Ellis St., San Francisco, Calif. 
Emmons, G. C. (C.M.), Secretary, Department of Home Missions and 
Hospitals, General Board of Missions, Nashville, Tenn. 
*Newby, Nathan, Attorney, Washington Bldg., Los Angeles, Calif. 

* Sweet, E. M., Jr., Insurance, Stockton, Calif. 

Reserves 

Fry, J. A. B., Pastor, Berkeley, Calif. 

Lyons, J. L., Presiding Elder, Berkeley, Calif. 
*Moore, A. H., Real Estate, 2517 Durant Ave., Berkeley, Calif. 
*Haynes, N. J., Merchant, Los Angeles, Calif. 

PACIFIC NORTHWEST— ME (6) 

Sec. C; Row 14, 7 to 12 
Magee, J. B., Pastor, 5th and Marion Sts., Seattle, Wash. 
MacCaughey, Charles, District Superintendent, Seattle, Wash. 



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Mahoney, C. K., Pastor, 221 S. Howard St., Spokane, Wash. 
* Foster, C. D., Editor, Advocate Bldg:., Chehalis, Wash. 
'^Robbins, C. A., College Bursar, 636 N. Sprague Ave., Tacoma, Wash. 
*Jeffers, D. S., Dean, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho. 

Reserves 

Adams, J. M., District Superintendent, Pullman, Wash. 

Harold, E. F., District Superintendent, Spokane, Wash. 

Brumblay, Robei't, Pastor, 314 Fifth Ave., E., Olympia, Wash. 
*Hall, J. B., Merchant, R.F.D. 1. Mount Vernon, Wash. 
*Hazen, J. B., Mortician, 1306 N. Monroe St., Spokane, Wash. 
*Woods, Mrs. Rufus, Housewife, 823 1st St., Wenatchee, Wash. 

PHILADELPHIA— ME (6 and 1 D.L. and 1 CM.) 

Sec. C; Rows 11, 1 to 4; 12, 1 to 4 
Henson, G. W., Corresponding Secretary, Methodist Hospital, 1701 

Arch St., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Kitto, C. W., District Superintendent, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Tyson, W. G., District Superintendent, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Thomas, J. S. L. (CM.), Pastor, 257 High St., Philadelphia, Pa. 
*Eggleston, C F., Attorney, 1701 Arch St., Philadelphia, Pa. 
*Masland, J. W., Manufacturer, 1219 68th Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 
*Lynch, G. S., Salesman, 132 E. 5th St., Media, Pa. 
*Elliott, W. J. (D.L.), Treasurer, Board of Home Missions and Church 
Extension, 1701 Arch St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Reserves 

Hand, H. E., District Superintendent, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Reiser, R. N., District Superintendent, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Duncombe, Franklin, Pastor, Bala-Cydwyd, Pa. 
*Dievler, Mrs. William, Housewife, Elkins Park, Pa. 
"Teffer, D. R., Sr., Insurance, Fulton Bank Bldg., Lancaster, Pa. 

PITTSBURGH— ME (6 and 1 D.L.) 

Sec. A; Rows 13, 8 to 10; 14, 7 to 10 
Corcoran, S. W., Superintendent Church Union, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Piper, J. D., District Superintendent, Pittsburgh 16, Pa. 
Anderson, W. K., Pastor, 116 Tioga St., Johnstov/n, Pa. 
*Lee, Elizabeth M., Corresponding Secretary, Woman's Foreign Mis- 
sionary Society, 400 Shady Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 
*Howe, C P., Editor, Tarentum, Pa. 

*Jones, E. W., Banker, Lesnett Road, R. D., Bridgeville, Pa. 
*McQuiston, J. C (D.L.), Businessman, Wilkinsburg, Pa. 

Reserves 

Jose, J. F., District Superintendent, Pittsburgh 8, Pa. 

Payton, J. S. (R.D.L.), Editor, 736 National Press Bldg., Washing- 
ton, D. C 

Spaugy, L. D., Pastor, 141 W. Second St., Greensburg, Pa. 
*McQuiston, J. C, Businessman, Willdnsburg, Pa. 
*Wickline, R. L., Insurance, 4151 Jenkins Arcade, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
^Humphreys, N. H., Businessman, Box 1007, Johnstown, Pa. 

PITTSBURGH— MP (8) 

Sec. B; Rows 7, 9 to 12; 8, 9 to 12 
Hooper, T. L., Conference President, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Broomfield, J. C, Pastor, 800 4th St., Fairmont, W. Va. 



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Allen, A. J., Pastor, 34 Clark St., Uniontown, Pa. 

Hawley, J. W., Pastor, 5415 Howe St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 
*Shaw, Harry, Attorney, Fairmont, W. Va. 

*Perkins, W. C., Business Executive, Ruskin Apts., Pittsburgh, Pa. 
*Sproul, R. C, Auditing, 625 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 
* Smith, W. T., Dry Cleaning, 93 Willis Road, Connellsville, Pa. 

Reserves 

Daugherty, C. L., Pastor, 199 Richbarn Road, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Mansberger, A. R., Pastor. 218 E. Crawford Ave., Connellsville, Pa. 

Smith, C. M. Pastor, 3603 Beechwood Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Feeman, H. L., College President, Adrian, Mich. 
*Leonard, T. W., Insurance, 212 Jucunda St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 
*Braun, C. A., Businessman, Heinz Terrace, Sharpsburg, Pa. 
*Shell, Mrs. J. W., President, Woman's Conference, Uniontown, Pa. 
*Orbin, Jess, Retired, 103 Pennsylvania Ave., Uniontown, Pa. 

ROCK RIVER— ME (6 and 3 D.L. and 1 CM.) 

Sec. B; Rows 1, 1 to 5; 2, 1 to 5 

Stone, F. D., Publishing Agent, 740 Rush St., Chicago, 111. 

Smith, H. G., President, Garrett Biblical Institute, Evanston, 111. 

Moore, A. S., Secretary, City Missions, Chicago, 111. 

Diffendorfer, R. E. (D.L.). Corresponding Secretary, Board of For- 
eign Missions, 150 Fifth Ave.. New York, N. Y. 

Fowler, G. A. (D.L.), Pastor, N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, 111. 
*Dangel, Mrs. W. H., Housewife, 175 Grove Ave.. Oak Park. 111. 
*Crawford, A. C, Manufacturer, 10149 S. Hoyne Ave., Chicago, 111. 
*Cantlin, Jacob, Attorney, 1008 Leroy Ave., Rock Falls, 111. 
*01dshue, Mrs. James (D.L.), Housewife, E. 88th St., Chicago, 111. 
*James, J. A. (CM.), Professor, 2127 Orrington Ave., Evanston, 111. 

Reserves 

Pierce, R. M., District Superintendent, Evanston, 111. 

Thompson, John, Pastor, 77 \N. Washington St., Chicago, 111. 

Semans, R. L., District Superintendent, Rockford, 111. 
*Jackson, J. R., Manufacturer, Stephenson St., Freeport, 111. 
*Alderson, E. R., Businessman, 10931 Longwood Drive, Chicago, 111. 
*Timmons, Mrs. C N., Housewife. 406 Fourth St., Sterling, 111. 
*Will, Herman, Jr. (R.Y.D.L.), Peace Educator, Chicago, 111. 
*Loucks, C O. (R.D.L.), Attorney, 10 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, 111. 

SAINT JOHNS RIVER— ME (2 and 1 D.I..) 

Sec. B; Row 4, 6 to 8 
Farrar, G. E., Pastor, 109 S. Wild Olive St., Daytona Beach, Fla. 
James, G. C (D.L.), Pastor, 320 N. E. 2d Ave., Miami, Fla. 
*Noble, F. B., Attorney, Jacksonville, Fla. 

Reserves 
Hortin, P. R. (R.D.L.), Pastor. St. Petersburg, Fla. 
*Raap, Albert, Pastor's Assistant, 320 N. E. 2d Ave., Miami, Fla. 

ST. LOUIS— ME,S (6) 

Sec. C; Row 11, 5 to 10 
Tadlock, C W., Executive Secretary, General Board of Finance, 506 

Olive St., St. Louis, Mo. 
Webdell. C W., Chaplain, Barnes Hospital, University, Mo. 
Orear, E. H., Presiding Elder, 201 Beckwith St., Maiden, Mo. 



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*Parker, W. W., College President, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 

*Riggs, Mrs. Jeptha, Housewife, Westmount, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 

♦Williams, F. E., Attorney, 4233 Shenandoah, St, Louis, Mo. 

Reserves 

Brower, F. V., Assistant Secretary, General Board of Finance, 506 
Olive St., St. Louis, Mo. 

Caskey, J. F., Pastor, 7163 Washington St., St. Louis, Mo. 
*Brandon, Mrs. J. P., Housewife, Essex, Mo. 
*Davis, H. J.. St. Louis, Mo. 
*Parker, W. W. (R.C.M.), College President, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 

SAVANNAH— 3IE (2) 

Sec. B; Row 6, 6 and 7 
Prothro, C. W., Pastor, 1907 Burroughs St., Savannah, Ga. 
*Clements, T. R., Farmer, Forsyth, Ga. 

Reserves 

Dougan, E. W., District Superintendent, La Grange, Ga. 
*Gross, H. K., Mortician, Statesboro, Ga. 

SOUTH AMERICAN CONFERENCES— ME (3 D.L.O.C.) 

Sec. D; Rows 6, 8 to 10; 7, 5 to 10; 8, 5 to 10; 9, 5 to 10 
Bullock, D. S., Goodrich, Mich. 

Wesley, Arthur, 675 Olavarria, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 
*Bell, C. S., Box 81, Puyallup, Wash. 

Reserves 

Stockwell, B. F., Buenos Aires, Argentina. 
*Aguirre, Miss Marie, 150 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. 

SOUTH CAROLINA— ME (2 and 1 D.L.) 

Sec. A; Row 8, 8 to 10 
Howard, A. R., District Superintendent, Sumter, S. C. 
*Pinckney, T. H., Teacher, St. George, S. C. 
♦Randolph, J. B. (D.L.), President, Claflin College, Orangeburg, S. C. 

Reserves 

Curry, D. S., District Superintendent, Greenville, S. C. 
*Caldwell, C. W., Railway Postal Clerk, Orangeburg, S. C. 

SOUTH CAROLINA— ME,S (8 and 1 CM.) 

Sec. A; Rows 16, 1 to 4; 17, 3 to 7 

McCoy, E. L., Presiding Elder, Florence, S. C. 

Ward, Woodrow, Presiding Elder, 84 Pitt St., Charleston, S. C. 

Stokes, Peter (deceased). 

Garrison, E. K., Pastor, 400 E. Harrison St., Dillon, S. C. 

Ford, J. E. (CM.), Presiding Elder, Marion, S. C 
*Mobley, M. R., Physician, Cherokee Road, Florence, S. C 
♦Bowman, J. S.. Attorney, 254 E. Russell St., Orangeburg, S. C 
♦Stockhouse, Will, Cotton Mill Executive, Marion, S. C 
*DuRant, Charlton, Attorney, Manning, S. C 

Reserves 

Gleaton, W. D., Presiding Elder, 2 Church St., Sumter, S. C 

Phillips, W. R., Pastor, Marion, S. C 
♦Guilds, J. C, President, Columbia College, Columbia, S. C 
-^Smoak, W. W., Editor, Walterboro, S. C 



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SOUTH CAROLINA— MP (2) 

Sec. D; Row 5, 1 and 2 
Frye, Irvin, Conference President, Effingham, S. C. 
*Davis, D. H., Merchant, Bishopville, S. C. 

Reserves 

Frazier, F. L., Pastor. St. Stephens, S. C. 
* Steele, J. T., Poultryman, Vv^est Columbia, S. C. 

SOUTH FLORIDA— xME (2 and 1 D.L.) 

Sec. A; Row 9, 8 to 10 
Simpson, J. A., Pastor, 613 8th St., West Palm Beach, Fla. 
*Smith, J. H., Physician, 2153 N. W. 3d Ave., Miami, Fla. 
*Bethune, Mrs. M. M. (D.L.), President, Bethune-Cookman College, 
Daytona Beach, Fla. 

Reserves 
Curington, N. J., Pastor. 308 E. 6th St., Sanford, Fla. 
*Adams, T. A., Physician, 323 Pine St., Daytona Beach, Fla. 

SOUTH GEORGIA— ME,S (14 and 1 CM.) 

Sec. B; Rows 3, 1 to 5; 4, 1 to 5; 5, 1 to 5 
Freeman, H. T., Presiding Elder, 504 E. Central St., Valdosta, Ga. 
Johnson, Silas, Pastor, 111 Lamar St., Macon, Ga. 
Quillian, W. F., Executive Secretary, General Board of Christian 

Education, 810 Broadway, Nashville, Tenn. 
Meeks, C. M., Pastor, Box 183, Brunswick, Ga. 
Harrell, L. A., Pastor, 402 N. Lee St.. Valdosta, Ga. 
Dell, J. P., Pastor, Box 336, Moultrie, Ga. 
Moore, Leland, Pastor, Box 336, Cairo, Ga. 

Ellis, T. D. (CM.), Executive Secretary, General Board of Church 
Extension, 1115 Fourth Ave., Louisville, Ky. 
*Thrasher, T. E., Merchant, Ashburn, Ga. 

*Shepard, C L., Attorney, 203 Everett Square, Fort Valley, Ga. 
*Britton, C A., Jr., Business Manager, Wesleyan Chi-istian Advocate, 

Macon, Ga. 
^Roberts, Warren, Attorney, 632 College St., Macon, Ga. 
*Sapp, Mrs. C C, Conference President, W.M.S., Albany, Ga. 
^Anderson, W. T., Banker, Leslie, Ga. 
*Wight, J. S., Nurseryman, Cairo, Ga. 

Reserves 

Wilson, J. H., Presiding Elder, Tifton, Ga. 

Fain, J. E., Pastor, Albany, Ga. 

Clary, G. E., Conference Secretary, Christian Education, Macon, Ga. 
*Guerry, T. H., Lumber Dealer, Savannah, Ga. 
*Wimberly, R. S., Attorney, Lumpkin, Ga. 
*Anderson, D. R., President, Wesleyan College, Macon, Ga. 

SOUTHERN— ME (2) 

Sec. D; Row 13, 1 and 2 
Leonard, H. C, Associate Secretarv. Board of Home Missions and 

Church Extension, 1701 Arch St., Philadelphia, Pa. 
*Brandenberger, M. B., Physician, 455 E. College St., Seguin, Tex. 

Reserves 

Rode, L. J., District Superintendent, San Antonio, Tex. 
^Carter, G. E., Businessman, Box 366, Port Arthur, Tex. 



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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA— ME (8 and 2 D.L.) 

Sec. C; Row 15, 1 to 10 

Buckner, W. C, District Superintendent, Los Ang-eles, Calif. 
Smith, R. L., Pastor, 8th and Hope Sts., Los Angeles, Calif. 
Stevens, F. G. H., District Superintendent, Pasadena, Calif. 
Warmer, G. A., Pastor, 3565 W. 6th St., Riverside, Calif. 
Corley, J. L. (D.L.), Executive Secretary, Confei-ence Board of Edu- 
cation, 125 Marchessault St., Los Angeles, Calif. 
^Seymour, Mrs. Jerome, Secretary, Woman's Foreign Missionary 

Society, 952 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, Calif. 
*Hole, J. W., Treasurer, 125 Marchessault St., Los Angeles, Calif. 
*Andrew^, Wray, Manager, Goodwill Industries, Long Beach, Calif. 
*McCulloch, S. W., Businessman, Box 73, Fullerton, Calif. 
*McGiffin, J. H. S. (D.L.), Director, Young People's Work, 125 Mar- 
chessault St., Los Angeles, Calif. 

Reserves 

Martin, Wilsie, Pastor, 735 Plymouth Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. 

Oechsli, Leonard, Pastor, 102 Alamansor St., Alhambra, Calif. 

Corley, J. L., Executive Secretary, Conference Board of Education, 
125 Marchessault St., Los Angeles, Calif. 

Dunning, J. E., District Superintendent, Box 116, Santa Ana, Calif. 
*Page, G. H., Insurance, Los Angeles, Calif. 

*Leavitt, H. P., Attorney, 811 S. Catalina St., Los Angeles, Calif. 
*Mather, W. W., Professor, 530 Laurel Ave., Upland, Calif. 
*Whisler, A. R., Railroad Official, Oceanside, Calif. 

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS— ME (4) 

Sec. A; Row 14, 1 to 4 

Yost, C. R., President, Lebanon, 111. 

Hall, C. C, District Superintendent, Mount Vernon, 111. 
*Johnson, W. T., Physician, Eldorado, 111. 
*Webb, Mrs. J. L., Housewife, 1405 N. 41st St., East St. Louis, 111. 

Reserves 

Yates, E. U., District Superintendent, Carbondale, 111. 

Peterson, C. L., District Superintendent, Lebanon, 111. 
*Rauschkolb, F. G., Agent, McKendree College, Lebanon, 111. 
*Woodley, Mark, Banker, Marion, 111. 

SOUTHWEST— ME (2) 

Sec. C; Row 12, 8 and 9 

Taggart, J. H., District Superintendent, Little Rock, Ark. 
*Cullins, J. S., Mail Carrier, 4103 W. 16th St., Little Rock, Ark. 

Reserves 

Sherrill, W. S., Pastor, 4123 W. 17th St., Little Rock, Ark. 
*Fields, Mrs. Z. R., Housewife, Brickeys, Ark. 

SOUTHWEST KANSAS— ME (4) 

Sec. B; Row 13, 9 to 12 

Harris, I. D., District Superintendent, Winfield, Kans. 

Kirk, A. E., District Superintendent, N. Oliver St., Wichita, Kans. 
*Mayberry, L. W., Superintendent, City Schools, Wichita, Kans. 
*Gray, Mrs. C. M., Housewife, Peabody, Kans. 



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Reserves 

Henry, A. E., Pastor, 221 Erie St., Wichita, Kans. 

Gardner, N. S., District Superintendent, Hutchinson, Kans. 
*McKibbin, H. B., 1500 Park Place, Wichita, Kans. 
* Gibson, Miss Gladys, Medicine Lodge, Kans. 

SOUTHWEST MISSOURI— ME,S (6) 

Sec. A; Row 3, 5 to 10 
Glenn, J. C, Pastor, 228 W. Edenton St., Raleigh, N. C. 
Rand, H. J., Pastor, 1001 S. Main St., Independence, Mo. 
Starkey, L. M., Presiding Elder, 806 W. 6th St., Sedalia, Mo. 

*Lamb, Mrs. F. A., Housewife, Edgevale Road, Kansas City, Mo. 

*Smith, R. J., Appellate Judge, 411 Normal, Springfield, Mo. 

*Earp, W. L., Editor, 427 W. Walnut St., Nevada, Mo. 

Re.serves 

Luetzow, H. H., Presiding Elder, Marshall, Mo. 

Baker, E. D., Pastor, Clinton, Mo. 

Prater, J. D., Presiding Elder, Webb City, Mo. 
=*=Showalter, J. W., Merchant, Kansas City, Mo. 
*Reed, I. H., Utility Manager, 111 W. 4th St., Sedalia, Mo. 
*Farmer, Mrs. H. R., Conference President, W.M.S., Springfield, Mo. 

TENNESSEE— ME (2) 

Sec. D; Row 4, 6 and 7 
Golden, J. W., District Superintendent, Memphis, Tenn. 
*Freeman, S. C, Dentist, 402 8th Ave., So., Nashville, Tenn. 

Reserves 

Lewis, G. W., District Superintendent, Miller St., Nashville, Tenn. 
*Jones, Mrs. L. L., Dressmaker, 1405 South St., Nashville, Tenn. 

TENNESSEE— ME,S (12 and 1 CM.) 

Sec. C; Rows 1, 1 to 7; 2, 1 to 6 

Baggett, J. F., Presiding Elder, 810 Broadway, Nashville, Tenn. 

Harrell, C. J., Pastor, 2130 West End, Nashville, Tenn. 

Hinkle, D. E., Presiding Elder, 118 Fifth St., Clarksville, Tenn. 

Ferguson, J. L., Presiding Elder, Franklin, Tenn. 

Blue, W. H., Pastor, 317 Madison St., Clarksville, Tenn. 

Andei-son, E. P., Pastor, 1501 Stratton Ave., Nashville, Tenn. 
*Whitmore, B. A., Publishing Agent, Nashville, Tenn. 
"Batts, W. 0., Headmaster, Columbia Military Academy, Columbia, 

Tenn. 
*Webb, W. R., Headmaster, Webb School, Bell Buckle, Tenn. 
*0'Neal, Mrs. Robert, Conference President, W.M.S., Clarksville, 

Tenn. 
*McGinnis, H. B., Attorney, Carthage, Tenn. 
^Thompson, E. D., Merchant, Centerville, Tenn. 
*Maddin, P. D. (CM.), Attorney, Nashville, Tenn. 

Reserves 

Ricks, W. B., Presiding Elder, Gallatin, Tenn. 

Durrett, John, Presiding Elder, Cookeville, Tenn. 

Vivion, King, Pastor, McKendree Church, Nashville, Tenn. 
*Wisenian, W. H., Mortician, Erin, Tenn. 

*Rawls, J. F., Treasurer, General Board of Missions, Nashville, Tenn. 
*Jakes, J. W., Banker, Nashville, Tenn. 



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TENNESSEE— MP (2) 

Sec. C; Row 3, 8 and 9 
Kelley, C. I., Conference President, Unionville, Tenn. 
*Van Cleave, A. B., Farmer, Huntingdon, Tenn. 

Reserves 

Cartwright, J. L., Pastor, Horse Branch, Tenn. 
*Kelley, Mrs. C, I., Housewife, Unionville, Tenn. 

TEXAS— ME (2) 

Sec. A; Rov/ 12, 9 and 10 

Dogan, M. W., President, Wiley College, Marshall, Tex. 
*Jordan, M. W., Railroad Employee, Sydnor St., Houston, Tex. 

Reserves 

Scott, J. S., Pastor, 2414 Charles St., Houston, Tex. 
*Johnson, Mrs. P. D., Assistant Principal, High School, Marshall, Tex. 

TEXAS— ME,S (14 and 2 CM.) 

Sec. D; Rows 1, 1 to 6; 2, 1 to 10 

Jones, G. F., Pastor, 1411 Eleventh St., Huntsville, Tex. 

Mills, J. W., Pastor, 1205 S. Chilton St., Tyler, Tex. 

McKenney, S. S., Presiding Elder, Tyler, Tex. 

Wilson, G. H., Presiding Elder, 510 Rusk Ave., Marshall, Tex. 

Bryan, W. F., Presiding Elder, 1328 Ave. L, Huntsville, Tex. 

Tower, J. Z., Pastor, Box 3247, Beaumont, Tex. 

Swain, W. R., Presiding Elder, 2434 Liberty St., Beaumont, Tex. 

Quillian, Paul (CM.), Pastor, 901 Clay St., Houston, Tex. 
*Fondren, W. W. (deceased). 

*Stillwell, H. W., Superintendent of Schools, Texarkana, Tex. 
*Calhoun, Galloway, Attorney, Tyler, Tex. 
*Bankei-, H. F., Insurance, 443 Austin Ave., Port Arthur, Tex. 
*Lowman, H. L., Superintendent of Schools, Goose Creek, Tex. 
*Mills, Mrs. J. W., Conference President, W.M.S., Tyler, Tex. 
*Acker, T. E., Banker, 520 El Paso St., Jacksonville, Tex. 
*Scott, J. T. (CM.), Attorney, Houston, Tex. 

Reserves 

Robinson, H. I., Pastor, Galveston, Tex. 

Cannon, N. D., Pastor, Jacksonville, Tex. 

Whaling, H. M., Jr., Presiding Elder, 901 Clay St., Houston, Tex. 

Berglund, J. V., Pastor, Houston, Tex. 

Melbert, N. H., Pastor, Port Arthur, Tex. 

Walker, A. T., Superannuate, Huntsville, Tex. 

Stanton, E. M., Pastor, Huntsville, Tex. 
*Huffor, Earl, College Professor, Huntsville, Tex. 
*Windham, W. C, Physician, Center, Tex. 
*Chinn, Mrs. E. C, Housewife, Houston, Tex. 
*Dean, S. W., Attorney, Madisonville, Tex. 
*Woodson, J. R., Merchant, Caldwell, Tex. 
*Smythe, M. G., Attorney, Houston, Tex. 
*Darsey, M. E., Merchant, Grapeland, Tex. 

TEXAS— MP (2) 

Sec. B; Row 21, 11 and 12 
Richardson, J. A., Pastor, San Angelo, Tex. 
*Davidson, J. D., Physician, Teague, Tex. 



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Reserves 

Copeland, Kenneth, Pastor, Mexia, Tex. 

Johnson, A. J., Pastor, 7 E. 11th St., San Angelo, Tex. 
*Kuykendall, George, 1329 W. 13th St., Corsicana, Tex. 
*Lewis, A. L., Coolidge, Tex. 

TEXAS MEXICAN— ME,S (2) 

Sec. C; Row 1, 8 and 9 
Ramos, Frank, Presiding Elder, Station A, San Antonio, Tex. 
*Onderdonk, Mrs. F. S., Housewife, Box 105, San Antonio, Tex. 

Reserves 

Naiiez, Alfredo, Presiding Elder, 1317 Tyler St., Brownsville, Tex. 
*Ramos, Mrs. Jovita, Housewife, Station A, San Antonio, Tex. 

TROY—ME (4) 

Sec. B; Row 4, 9 to 12 

Douglass, G. C., Publishing Agent, 420 Plum St., Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Kelley, Mark, District Superintendent, Albany, N. Y. 
*Moore, V. K., Banker, Au Sable Forks, N. Y. 
*Gibson, Miss Henrietta, Housewife, 415 State St., Albany, N. Y. 

Reserves 

Perry, J. A., Pastor, 2015 15th St., Troy, N. Y. 

Tripp, E. F., District Superintendent, 97 23d St., Troy, N. Y. 
*Ryder, F. H., Manufacturer, 12 Prospect St., Cobleskill, N. Y. 
*Van Antwerp, Harry, Businessman, Watervliet, N. Y. 

UPPER IOWA— ME (4 and 2 D.L.) 

Sec. C; Row 21, 1 to 6 
Baker, E. A., Pastor, Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
Court, F. W., District Superintendent, Waterloo, Iowa. 
Burgstahler, H. J. (D.L.), President, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, 
Iowa. 
*Cohagen, S. A., Secretary, Y.M.C.A., Waterloo, Iowa. 
*Nicholson, Mrs. E. R., Housewife, Mount Vernon, Iowa. 
*Baker, R. T. (Y.D.L.), Director of Publicity, Board of Foreign Mis- 
sions, 150 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. 

Reserves 

Henke, A. W., District Superintendent, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

Burgstahler, H. J., President, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa. 
* Surry, E. M., Businessman, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
*Currie, F. R., Businessman, Mason City, Iowa. 

UPPER MISSISSIPPI— ME (2 and 1 D.L.) 

Sec. C; Row 12, 5 to 7 
McCoy, L. M., President, Rust College, Holly Springs, Miss. 
*Coleman, W. J., Baker, Aberdeen, Miss. 

*Rogers, Mrs. L. P. (D.L.), Supervisor, Colored Schools, Box 133, 
Indianola, Miss. 

Reserves 

Talbert, C. A., Professor, Gammon Theological Seminary, Atlanta, 
Ga. 
♦Scarborough, Mrs. B. J., Housewife, Holly Springs, Miss., 



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UPPER SOUTH CAROLINA— ME,S (10 and 1 CM.) 

Sec. B; Rows 16, 1 to 6; 17, 1 to 5 

Turnipseed, B. R., Pastoi', Richardson Ave., Greenville, S. C. 
Peele, C. E., Pastor, 1021 Elmwood Ave., Greenville, S. C. 
Garrett, W, B., Presiding Elder, Box 43, Greenville, S. C. 
MuUikin, W. L.. Presiding Elder, Spai'tanburg, S. C. 
Morris, R. F., Presiding Elder, E. Earle St., Greenville, S. C. 
*Horton, J. B., Secretary, Y.M.C.A., Columbia, S. C. 

* Holler, J. C, Superintendent of Education, Anderson, S. C. 
*Babb, R. E., Attorney, Laurens, S. C. 

*Hardin, J. C, Manufacturer, 320 Saluda St., Rock Hill, S. C. 
*Moore, LeRoy, County Master, 720 Maple St., Spartanburg, S. C. 
*Snyder, H. N. (CM.), President, Wofford College, Spartanburg, S. C 

Reserves 

Gunter, A. L., Conference Secretary, Board of Christian Education, 
Spartanburg, S. C 

Beach, F. C, Pastor, Spartanburg, S. C 
*Bell, O. R., Probate Judge, Lancaster, S. C 
*Gray, H. D.. Merchant, Laurens, S. C 

VERMONT— ME (2) 

Sec. C; Row 21, 9 and 10 
Martin, E. H., District Superintendent, Saint Johnsbury, Vt. 
*Clark, A. C, Customs Official, Newport, Vt. 

Reserves 

Lipsky, B. G., Pastor, Morrisville, Vt. 
*Wright, Mrs. F. S., Housewife, Windsor, Vt. 

VIRGINIA— ME,S (20 and 1 CM.) 

Sec. B; Rows 9, 1 to 7; 10, 1 to 7; 11, 1 to 7 

Potts, J. M., Presiding Elder, 1705 Park Ave., Richmond, Va. 

Clark, H. P., Presiding Elder, Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg, Va. 

Bell, C C, Presiding Elder, 732 Park Ave., Portsmouth, Va. 

Myers, H. P., Secretary, Department of Education and Promotion, 
General Board of Missions, Nashville, Term. 

Riddick, R. P., Presiding Elder, 603 Camden Ave., Salisbury, Md. 

Winn, J. B., Pastor, 116 S. Main St., Danville, Va. 

Wright, W. A., Presiding Elder, 841 Main St., Danville, Va. 

Pearson, J. W., Pastor, 1312 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg, Va. 

Hatcher, S. C, Vice-President, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, 
Va. 

Robertson, J. C, Conference Secretary, Board of Christian Educa- 
tion, 1516 Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va. 

Moore, J. W. (CM.), Pastor, West Ave., Newport News, Va. 
*Phelps, W. R., Manufacturer, College St., Bedford, Va. 
*Wells, L. W., Insurance, 1520 Porter St., Richmond, Va. 
*Fisher, B. L., Businessman, Martinsville, Va. 
*Brewer, R. L., Real Estate, Suffolk, Va. 
*Eanes, E. E., Attorney, Box 32, Emporia, Va. 
"■Gregory, Lucius, Manufacturer, Chase City, Va. 
*Roper, W. B., Ship Builder, 735 Yarmouth St., Norfolk, Va. 

* Elliott, W. T., Banker, Painter, Va. 
^Pettyjohn, 0. R., Farmer, Monroe, Va. 
*Newcomb, O. P., Farmer, Sassafras, Va. 



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Reserves 

Wells, F. L., Pastor, 1707 Park Ave., Richmond, Va. 
Smart, W. A., Professor, Emory University, Ga. 
Tuttle, C. O., Pastor, Rocky Mount, Va. 
Chenault, F. R., Pastor, Norfolk, Va. 
Hank, P. M., Presiding Elder, Petersburg, Va. 
*Redd, J. H., Real Estate, Richmond, Va. 

* Short, S. H., Wholesale Merchant, Petersburg, Va. 

* Small, J. F., Merchant, Norfolk, Va. 

*Britt, Mrs. Lee, Conference President, W.M.S., Suffolk, Va. 
*Reed, G. N., Banker, Reedville, Va. 

VIRGINIA— MP (2) 

Sec. B; Row 21, 9 and 10 
Glowers, C. D., Conference President, Greeneville, Tenn. 
*Han-ison, F. M., Farmer, Greeneville, Tenn. 

Reserves 

Robinette, W. S., Pastor, 1014 Federal St., Kingsport, Tenn. 
*Poe, Cyrus, Mohawk, Tenn. 

WASHINGTON— ME (4) 

Sec. B; Row 12, 9 to 12 
Hughes, W. A. C, Secretary, Colored Work, Board of Home Missions 

and Church Extension, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Williams, R. M., Pastor, 1914 11th St., N. W., Washington, D. C. 
*Briscoe, A. E., Attorney, 2330 McColloh St., Baltimore, Md. 
*Tyler, Fannie D., Secretary, Woman's Foreign Missionary Society, 
Fairmont Heights, Md. 

Reserves 

Mitchell, A. J., District Superintendent, Baltimore, Md. 

Love, E. A., District Superintendent, Washington, D. C. 
*Jackson, Henrietta L., Secretary, Washington, D. C. 
*Rawlings, G. D., Businessman, 919 Harlem Ave., Baltimore, Md. 

WEST TEXAS— ME (2 and 1 CJI.) 

Sec. C; Row 22, 7 to 9 
Grannum, S. E., President, Sam Houston College, Austin, Tex. 
King, W. J. (CM.), President, Gammon Theological Seminary, At- 
lanta, Ga. 
*Cooper, E. M., Teacher, Box 823, Seguin, Tex. 

Reserves 

Whitiker, C. E., Pastor, 1207 Hackberry St., Austin, Tex. 
*Smith, R. L., Teacher, 817 N. 4th St., Waco, Tex. 

WEST TEXAS— ME,S (10) 

Sec. C; Rows 7, 5 to 9; 8, 5 to 9 
Spellman, L. U., Presiding Elder, S. David St., San Angelo, Tex. 
Heinsohn, Edmund, Pastor, 2800 San Pedro St., Austin, Tex. 
Barton, K. P., Pastor, 317 W. Concho St., San Angelo, Tex. 
Curl, R. F., Pastor, 1171 W. Woodlawn St., San Antonio, Tex. 
Simpson, J. F., Director, Leadership Training, General Board of 
Christian Education, 810 Broadway, Nashville, Tenn. 
*Jackson, W. W., President, University of San Antonio, San Antonio, 
Tex. 



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*Jackson, H. E., Attorney, San Ang'elo, Tex. 

*Peel, D. T., Mortician, 520 Taylor St., Corpus Christi, Tex. 

*Childers, M. A., Attorney, San Antonio, Tex. 

*Brooks, M. H., Jeweler, San Angelo, Tex. 

Reserves 

Batchelor, S. L., Pastor, 1137 W. Ashby Place, San Antonio, Tex. 

Ratliff, H. M., Presiding Elder, Del Rio, Tex. 

King, H. M., Conference Secretary, Board of Christian Education, 
San Antonio, Tex. 

Mason, J. J., Presiding Elder, Uvalde, Tex. 

Hartsfield, Gaston, Presiding Elder, Corpus Christi, Tex. 
^Harrison, F. H., Insurance, Harlingen, Tex. 
*Batchelor, Mrs. S. L., Conference President, W.M.S., San Antonio, 

Tex. 
*Fe\v, W. W., Superintendent of Schools, Austin, Tex. 
^Montgomery, C. M., University Professor, Austin, Tex. 
*Mills, 0. A., Rancher, Uvalde, Tex. 

WEST VIRGINIA— ME (4 and 1 D.L. and 1 CM.) 

Sec. D; Row 10, 1 to 6 
Stater, C. G., District Superintendent, Wheeling, W. Va. 
Miles, M. C, District Superintendent, Huntington, W. Va. 
Engle, J. W. (D.L.), Missioner, Buckhannon, W. Va. 

*Harmer, Mrs. H. W., Housewife, Clarksburg, W. Va. 

* Evans, C. W., Insurance, Box 484, Fairmont, W. Va. 

*Law, C. O. (CM.), Insurance, Hawley Bldg., Wheeling, W. Va. 

Reserves 

Wark, H. E., Pastor, 170 W. Pike St., Clarksburg, W. Va. 

Wolfe, J. L., Pastor, 1126 5th Ave., Huntington, W. Va. 
*Hartley, C H., Agricultural Extension Work, Morgantown, W. Va. 
*Williamson, W. T., Travel Buieau, Kanawha St., Charleston, W. Va. 

WEST VIRGINIA— MP (10) 

Sec. B; Row 20, 1 to 8 

Bee, L. E., Pastor, 257 Center St., Weston, W. Va. 

Burns, J. E., Conference President, Harrisville, W. Va. 

Mitchell, B. M., Pastor, Bridgeport, W. Va. 

Shaffer, F. L., Pastor, Clarksburg, W. Va. 

Snyder, G. H., Pastor, Fleming-ton, W. Va. 
*Locke, A. W., Banker, St. Marys, W. Va. 
*Nutter, E. M., Sheriff, West Union, W. Va. 
*Jenkins, U. I., Educator, Jane Lew, W. Va. 
*Post, Mrs. Ancel, Housewife, Lost Creek, W. Va. 
*High, J. H., Park, W. Va. 

Reserves 

Bright, C R., Pastor, 215 Market St., Fairmont, W. Va. 

Bennett, A. E., Pastor, 905 Lynn St., Parkersburg, W. Va. 

Selby, J. A., Pastor. Rowlesburg, W. Va. 
*Ash, B. G.. Farmer, Watson, W. Va. 
*Weekly, K. W., Merchant, Parkersburg, W. Va. 
*We.stgall, J. B., Retired Banker, Harrisville, W. Va. 

WEST WISCONSIN— ME (2) 

Sec. B; Row 8, 7 and 8 
Hughes, A. F., District Superintendent, Madison, Wis. 
*Whitcher, F. O. Banker, Platteville, Wis. 



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Reserves 

Dixon, E. C, Pastor, Superior St., Wisconsin Dells, Wis. 
*Watkins, W. P., Secretary, Y.M.C.A., La Crosse, Wis. 

WESTERN MEXICAN— ME,S (2) 

Sec. D; Row 8, 1 and 2 
Gomez, A. M., Pastor, 2400 Texas St., El Paso, Tex. 
*Parker, Mrs. R. J., Housewife, 3003 Montana St., El Paso, Tex. 

Reserves 

Hill, B. 0., Conference Executive Secretary, Christian Education, 
Box 11, El Paso, Tex. 
*Cruz-Aedo, F., College Professor, Box 11, El Paso, Tex. 

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA— ME,S (20) 
Sec. A; Rows 4, 1 to 10; 5, 1 to 10 

V/eaver, C. C, Pastor, 1226 Dilworth Road, Charlotte, N. C. 

Garber, P. N., Professor, Duke University, Durham, N. C. 

Plyler, A. W., Editor, North Carolina Christian Advocate, 1009 W. 
Market St., Greensboro, N. C. 

Lambuth, W. A., Presiding Elder, Winston- Salem, N. C. 

Rowe, G. T., Professor, Duke University, Durham, N. C. 

Craven, J. B., Pastor, 1000 Market St., Greensboro, N. C. 

Stanbury, W. A., Pastor, Ravencroft Road, Asheville, N. C. 

Jordan, G. R., Pastor, Virginia Road, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Smathers, M. T., Presiding Elder, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Kirkpatrick, C. S., Pastor, 447 Arlington St., Greensboro, N. C. 
*Wooslev, O. v., Superintendent, Children's Home, Winston-Salem, 

N. C. 
*Ivey, J. B., Merchant, Charlotte, N. C. 

*Gobbel, L. L., President, Greensboro College, Greensboro, N. C. 
*Dunham, H. A., Merchant, 62 Patton Ave., Asheville, N. C. 
*Jones, J. A., Building Contractor, Charlotte, N. C. 
*Kirby, A. J., Manufacturer, 255 E. Main St., Gastonia, N. C. 
*Evans, P. F., Superintendent of Schools, Lexington, N. C. 
*Lambeth, J. E., Manufacturer, Thomasville, N. C. 
*Weaver, Mrs. C. C, Conference President, W.M.S., Charlotte, N. C. 
*Worth, W. H., Merchant, Jefferson, N. C. 

Reserves 

Moser, C. H., Presiding Elder, Gastonia, N. C. 

McLarty, E. K., Pastor, Concord, N. C. 

Bond, G. T., Presiding Elder, Charlotte, N. C. 

Hayes, L. B., Presiding Elder, Greensboro, N. C. 
*McEwen, L. B., Lumber Dealer, High Point, N. C. 
*Gray, J. A., Banker, Winston-Salem, N. C. 
*Cole, E. A., Manufacturer, Charlotte, N. C. 
*Kesler, J. C, Real Estate, Salisbury, N. C. 

WESTERN NORWEGIAN-DANISH— ME (2) 

Sec. B ; Row 16, 7 and 8 
Engebretsen, Fredrik, Pastor, 336 N. Mesa St., San Pedro, Calif. 
*Engebi-etsen, Glenn, Merchant, University Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. 

Reserves 

Bringdale, J. G., Pastor, 1010 S. 16th St., Tacoma, Wash. 
*Tobson, Charles, Merchant, 1400 Polk St., San Francisco, Calif. 



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WESTERN VIRGINIA— ME,S (6 and 1 CM.) 

Sec. D; Row 11, 1 to 7 

Given, W. M., Presiding Elder, Dixie St., Charleston, W. Va. 

Yoak, J. B. F., Jr., Presiding Elder, Beckley, W. Va. 

Foglesong, W. H., Presiding Elder, Barboursville, W. Va. 

Taylor, B. P. (CM.), Pastor, Tenth St., Huntington, W. Va. 
*Downs, Mrs. W. M., Conference President, W.M.S., Fairmont, W. Va. 
^Bright, G. W., Coal Executive, Woodlawn Ave., Beckley, W. Va. 
*CoIeman, W. H., Lumber Dealer, Charleston, W. Va. 

Reserves 

Clay, H. L., Presiding Elder, 2614 Lynwood Ave., Ashland, Ky. 

Walton, A. J., Director of Promotion and Extension, General Board 
of Christian Education, Nashville, Tenn. 
*Ferguson, C W., Judge, Wayne, W, Va. 
*Pratt, B. E., Merchant, Ashland, Ky. 

WILMINGTON— ME (4 and 1 D.L.) 

Sec. A; Row 2, 7 to 10 

Bunting, J. J., District Superintendent, Salisbury, Md. 

Jacobs, D. W., Pastor, Snow Hill, Md. 
*Overdeer, W. L., 1703 West St., Wilmington, Del. 
* Hooper, Granville, Cambridge, Md. 
*Wright, H. B. (D.L.), Businessman, Preston, Md. 

Reserves 

Hallman, E. C, District Superintendent, Dover, Del. 

Gunby, W. E., District Superintendent, Wilmington, Del. 
*Shockley, 0. M., Bishopville, Md. 
*Wright, H. B., Businessman, Preston, Md. 

WISCONSIN— ME (4 and 1 CM.) 

Sec. B; Row 6, 1 to 5 

Schlagenhauf, I. E., District Superintendent, Appleton, Wis. 

Perry, J. W., District Superintendent, Watertown, Wis. 

Stansell, R. B. (CM.), District Superintendent, Milwaukee, Wis. 
*Roberts, E. H., Salesman, W. Wisconsin Ave., Wauwatosa, Wis. 
^Jacobs, G. A., Insurance, Exchange Bldg., Janesville, Wis. 

Reserves 

Turner, F. J., Pastor, 932 Lake Ave., Racine, Wis. 

Sheppard, R. B., Pastor, 1010 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. 
*Banting, G. O., Educator, 135 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha, Wis. 
*Ziegler, Mrs. B. C, Housewife, West Bend, Wis. 
*Friedman, O. A. (R.D.L.), Executive Secretary, Goodwill Industries, 

2103 W. Pierce St., Milwaukee, Wis. 
*Hutchinson, Mrs. R. B. (R.Y.D.L.), Randolph St., Burlington, Wis. 

WYOMING— ME (4) 

Sec. D; Row 5, 3 to 6 

Bell, G. M., District Superintendent, Kingston, Pa. 

Savige, G. R., Pastor, 290 Vestal Ave., Binghamton, N. Y. 
*Van Deusen, H. R., Attorney, 420 Quincy Ave., Scranton, Pa. 
*Hunt, W. L., Businessman, Unadilla, N. Y. 



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Reserves 

Vermilya, C. E., Pastor, Morris, N. Y. 

Pennell, J. R. (R.D.L.), District Superintendent, Binghamton, N. Y. 
*Quay, E. E., Teacher, Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, Pa. 
■"'Lord, A. T., Merchant, 4 Summer St., Binghamton, N. Y. 

WYOMING STATE— ME (2) 

Sec. B; Row 14, 1 and 2 
Hills, R. 0., District Superintendent, Casper, Wyo. 
*Hamm, A. S., Chief Biological Survey, Cheyenne, Wyo 

Reserves 

Hoyt, C. C, Pastor, Laramie, Wyo. 
*Mentzner, J. A., Dentist, Thermopolis, Wya. 



ALPHABETICAL LIST OF DELEGATES 

(Names of Lay Delegates preceded by *. The number after each 
name is the number of the General Standing Committee for which 
that delegate was nominated by his respective Commission on Church 
Union, as recommended by the Joint Commission on Church Union, 
subject to the approval of the Uniting Conference.) 

Name Conference and Church 

Abbott, Benjamin F. (1) Central West, ME 

Abernathy, John R. (1) Oklahoma, ME,S 

*Acker, T. E. (2) Texas, ME,S 

*Adams, Charles V. (4) Central Pennsylvania, ME 

*Adkins, Fred P. (1) Maryland, MP 

Aitken, Walter (2) Nebraska, ME 

Alexander, W. M, (5) Missouri, ME,S 

Allen, A. J. (8) Pittsburgh, MP 

Allison, Oscar E. (5) Kansas, ME 

Alsworth, W. B. (6) Mississippi, ME,S 

Anderson, E. P. (6) Tennessee, ME,S 

* Anderson, J. Edward (1) Central Northwest, ME 

Anderson, William K. (5) Pittsburgh, ME 

* Anderson, W. Tinley (2) South Georgia, ME,S 

*Andrew, Wray (3) Southern California, ME 

Andrews, Henry M. (2) Alabama, ME,S 

Andrews, R. M. (2) North Carolina, MP 

*Appleby, Troy W. (6) Ohio, ME 

Archer, Raymond L. (8) Malaysia and Philippine Islands, ME 

* Archer, William D. (3) Northeast Ohio, ME 

^Arnold, W. Scott (3) Indiana, MP 

*Arrington, Mrs. Paul (8) Mississippi, ME,S 

Arvidson, Theodore (1) Europe, ME 

*Asbury, Mrs. Hattie E. (4) Indiana, ME 

Auman, Orrin W. (3) Colorado, ME 

*Awtrey, Mrs. L. M. (4) North Georgia, ME,S 

*Babb, R. E. (2) Upper South Carolina, ME,S 

Baggett, John F. (2) Tennessee, ME,S 

Baker, Clem (5) Little Rock, ME,S 

Baker, Earle A. (2) Upper Iowa, ME 

*Baker, John H. (4) Maryland, MP 

*Baker, Richard T. (5) Upper Iowa, ME 

^Baldwin, Clinton D. (2) Maine, ME 

♦Baldwin, Howard C. (4) Detroit, ME 

*Bancroft, E. Dow (3) Ohio, ME 

♦Banker, H. F. (4) Texas, ME,S 

Barker, Alfred H. (8) lowa-Des Moines, ME 

Barnard, Lawrence M. (1) Erie, ME 

Barnes, S. A. (4) North Texas, ME,S 

♦Barnett, W. K. (5) Holston, ME,S 

Barr, Walter L. (3) New Mexico, ME,S 

*Barss, Mrs. E. K. (4) Ohio, MP 

Bartak, Joseph P. (5) Czechoslovak, ME,S 

*Bartak, Mrs. M. (6) Czechoslovak, ME,S 

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Name Conference and Church 

Bartlay, Henry W. (4) Florida, ME 

Barton, K. P. (1) West Texas, ME,S 

Bates, C. W. (4) North Carolina, MP 

*Batts, W. O. (2) Tennessee, ME,S 

Bayley, Francis R. (2) Baltimore, ME 

Baylor, J. A. (7) Holston. ME,S 

Beck, Bert D. (2) Northwest Indiana, ME 

Bee, L. E. (7) West Virginia, MP 

Beery, Edgar C. (2) Baltimore, ME.S 

*Beeson, M. A. (2) Oklahoma, ME.S 

*Beetham, Charles S. (6) Northeast Ohio, ME 

Bell, C. C. (1) Virginia, ME,S 

*Bell, Carl S. (8) South America, ME 

Bell, George M. (2) Wyoming, ME 

*Bellomy, Edward (3) Kentucky, MP 

*Bennett, Alvis S. (5) Kentucky, ME 

*Bennett, Harry P. (3) New Jersey, ME 

*Benson, F. Murray (6) Maryland, MP 

Berry, Arthur D. (4) Japan, ME 

*Bethea, Dennis A. (3) Lexington, ME 

*Bethune, Mrs. Mary M. (2) South Florida, ME 

Betz, W. H. (3) Iowa-Missouri, MP 

*Black, Mrs. Henry C. (4) Holston, ME 

Blackburn, Henry W. (5) Florida, ME.S 

Blackburn, R. T. (1) Oklahoma, ME,S 

*Blackstock, Mrs. Ira B. (4) Illinois, ME 

Bickley, C. A. (4) Northwest Texas, ME.S 

Blue, Willard H. (4) Tennessee. ME,S 

*Boswell, G. C. (8) Central Texas, ME.S 

Bowen, C. A. (5) Mississippi, ME.S 

Bowen, John W. E. (6) Louisiana, ME 

*Bowman. John S. (3) South Carolina, ME.S 

*Boyd, David A. (1) Florida, ME 

*Bragg, Mrs. Grace L. (5) Missouri, ME 

*Brandenberger, Max B. (3) Southern, ME 

Brasher, John L. (6) Alabama, ME 

*Brawley, James P. (8) Atlanta, ME 

*Brewer, R. L., Jr. (1) Virginia, ME.S 

*Bright, George W. (2) Western Virginia, ME,S 

*Briscoe, Arthur E. (6) Washington, ME 

*Britton, Charles A., Jr. (6) South Georgia, ME,S 

Brock, Thomas S. (7) New Jersey. ME 

*Brock. W. E. (1) Holston. ME,S 

*Brooks, Morris H. (3) West Texas, ME,S 

Brooks, Robert N. (6) North Carolina, ME 

Broomfield, J. C. (7) Pittsburgh, MP 

Browers, J. W. (4) Fort Smith-Oklahoma, MP 

Brown, Arlo A. (5) Newark. ME 

Brown, Earl R. (2) Northeast Ohio, ME 

Brown, Frank L. (5) Ohio, MP 

Brown, George R. (6) North Carolina, MP 

*Brown, Mrs. W. Raymond (4) Genesee. ME 

Brownlee, T. M. (8) Mississippi, ME,S 

*Bryan, Mrs. Gid J. (4) Central Texas, ME,S 

Bryan, W. F. (3) Texas, ME,S 

*Bryant, R. B. (3) Northwest Texas, ME,S 

Buck, Ernest F. (5) Kansas, ME 



The Methodist Church 8S 

Name Conference and Church 

Buckner, Walter C. (2) Southern California, ME 

Bugbee, Lucius H. (5) Northern Minnesota, ME 

Bullock, Dillman S. (4) South America, ME 

Bunting, John J. (1) Wilmington, ME 

Burgstahler, Herbert J. (5) Upper Iowa, ME 

Burgum, Leslie R. (2) North Dakota, ME 

*Burnham, Smith (5) Michigan, ME 

Burns, J. E. (1) West Virginia, MP 

Butler, J. E. (2) Arkansas, MP 

*Caldwell, Gibson (6) North Texas, ME,S 

*Calhoun, Galloway (1) Texas, ME,S 

Callaghan, Arthur A. (5) Maine, ME 

Campbell, Clyde K. (6) New Mexico, ME,S 

*Candler, John S. (5) North Georgia, ME,S 

*Cannon, J. S. M. (3) Little Rock, ME,S 

*Cannon, James T. (4) Kentucky, ME,S 

Canter, Harry M. (1) Baltimore, ME,S 

*Canter, Noland M. (4) Baltimore, ME,S 

*Cantlin, Jacob (2) Rock River, ME 

*Carman, Edward R. (1) New York East, ME 

*Carr, R. B. (2) North Alabama, ME,S 

*Carter, Fred A. (6) Holston, ME,S 

*Carter, John H. (6) Louisiana, ME,S 

Cartwright, Frank T. (1) China, ME 

*Carver, George C. (4) New Mexico, ME,S 

Casaday, T. C. (1) Alabama, MP 

*Cash, W, L. (6) Louisville, ME,S 

Chadwick, J. S. (7) North Alabama, ME,S 

*Chadwick, W. C. (4) North Carolina, ME,S 

*Chaffee, H. Almon (3) New York East, ME 

*Cheetham, Arthur D. (8) Northern New York, ME 

*Cherrington, Ernest H. (4) Ohio, ME 

*Cherry, Hal H. (3) Central Texas, ME,S 

*Cherry, James (3) Northeast Ohio, ME 

*Childers, M. A. (2) West Texas, ME,S 

Chunn, Marcus M. (4) Central Texas, ME,S 

*Clark, Anson C. (3) Vermont, ME 

*Clark, B. C. (1) Oklahoma, ME,S 

Clark, J. L. (2) Kentucky, ME,S 

Clark, O. P. (7) Northwest Texas, ME,S 

*Clark, Samuel H. (3) Newark, ME 

*Clark, W. Dale (3) Nebraska, ME 

Clarke, Fred (1) Indiana, MP 

Clarke, Hawes P. (1) Virginia, ME,S 

*Clarke, Vincent P. (3) New England, ME 

Claypool, James V. (2) New England Southern, ME 

Clements, E. E. (4) Cuba, ME,S 

*Clements, Theodore R. (6) Savannah, ME 

Glowers, C. D. (3) Virginia, MP 

*Coble, M. A. (1) North Carolina, MP 

Cockrell, S. K. (4) Baltimore, ME,S 

*Coffman, C. S. (6) Baltimore, ME,S 

*Cohagen, Stephen A. (3) Upper Iowa, ME 

*Cole, J. R., Jr. (6) Oklahoma, ME.S 

*Coleman, Wade H. (1) Western Virginia, ME,S 

*Coleman, Walter J. (7) Upper Mississippi, ME 



84 Journal of the Uyiiting Conference 

Name Conference and Church 

Coleman, William H. (1) Arizona, ME,S 

^Collins, Elmer E. (1) Montana State, ME 

Coman, Alfred P. (5) Central New York, ME 

*Condron, S. H. (5) Northwest Texas, ME,S 

*Cook, A. L. (6) Kansas, MP 

*Cooper, Elridge M. (2) West Texas, ME 

*Cooper, W. B. (2) North Carolina. ME,S 

Coors, D. Stanley (3) Michigan, ME 

Corcoran, Sanford W. (4) Pittsburgh, ME 

Corley, Jesse L. (5) Southern California, ME 

Countiss, John R. (5) North Mississippi, ME,S 

Court, Frank W. (1) Upper Iowa, ME 

Courtney, Homer W. (3) Northeast Ohio, ME 

*Cox, Harvey W. (5) North Georgia, ME,S 

*Crabbe, George W. (1) Baltimore, ME 

Cram, Willard G. (4) Kentucky, ME,S 

Crane, Henry H. (2) Detroit, ME 

Cravens, J. B. (8) Western North Carolina, ME,S 

*Crawford, Alfred C. (3) Rock River, ME 

Crockett, 0. B. (5) Kentucky, ME,S 

*Crummev, John D. (6) California, ME 

*Culiins, John S. (5) Southwest, ME 

Culver, Frank P. (3) Central Texas, ME,S 

*Cunningham, Thomas O. (6) Kansas, ME 

Curl, R. F. (3) West Texas, ME,S 

Curtis. V. C. (1) North Mississippi, ME,S 

Curtis, W. M. (1) Alabama, ME,S 

*Dangel, Mrs. William H. (4) Rock River, ME 

Daniel, Coleman C. (8) Memphis, ME,S 

Daniel, J. H. (6) Florida, ME,S 

*Dannelly, Clarence M. (5) Alabama, ME,S 

*Das, Mrs. C. Premnath (5) India, ME 

*Davage, Matthew S. (6) Louisiana, ME 

Davenport, George M. (2) North Alabama, ME,S 

*Davidson, H. 0. (1) New Mexico, ME,S 

♦Davidson, J. D. (6) Texas, MP 

Davidson, M. M. (8) North Alabama, ME,S 

*Davis, D. H. (2) South Carolina, MP 

Davis, Henry L. (7) Northwest Indiana, ME 

*Davis, Joseph H. (2) Illinois, ME,S 

Davis, Newton E. (4) Northeast Ohio, ME 

*Davis, Warren H. (3) New Hampshire, ME 

Davison, Samuel T. (1) Erie, ME 

Dawson, Dana (3) Louisiana, ME.S 

*Deal, Edson H. (3) Idaho, ME 

Dell, J. P. (7) South Georgia, ME,S 

*Denman, Harry (4) North Alabama, ME,S 

Deschner, Phil (2) Oklahoma, ME 

*DeWeese, H. 0. (4) Indiana, MP 

Dewev, Elmer C. (2) Georgia, ME 

*Dickey, J. H, (3) Louisville, ME,S 

*Dickinson, Luren D. (1) Michigan, ME 

Diekmann, John A. (4) Ohio, ME 

Diffendorfer, Ralph E. (4) Rock River, ME 

*Dillon, Mrs. B. E. (4) Missouri, MP 

Ding, Samson S. (4) China, ME 



The MethodUt Church 85 

Name Conference and Church 

Dixon, L. E. (1) Kansas, MP 

Dogan, Matthew W. (5) Texas, ME 

*Dolliver, James I. (2) Northwest Iowa, ME 

Doug-las, George C. (6) Troy, ME 

*Douglas, Hiram A. (5) Northern Minnesota, ME 

*Downs, Mrs. Ward M. (5) Western Virginia, ME,S 

*Duhigg, Miss Ada B. (4) Missouri, ME 

*Dunbar, Bertrand A. (7) Dakota, ME 

*Dunham, H. A, (1) Western North Carolina, ME,S 

Dunkle, William F. (1) Florida, ME,S 

*Dunlap, Mrs. E. B. (5) Oklahoma, ME,S 

*DuRant, Charlton (5) South Carolina, ME,S 

Duren, W. L. (6) Louisiana, ME,S 

*Eanes, E. Ennis (2) Virginia, ME,S 

*Earp, W. L. (6) Southwest Missouri, ME,S 

*Easter, John E. (1) Baltimore, ME,S 

Eastwood, W. P. (5) Holston, ME,S 

Eddins, J. S. (6) Alabama, MP 

*Edwards, J. R. (6) Central Texas, ME,S 

Edwards, John R. (1) Baltimore, ME 

*Eggleston, Charles F. (4) Philadelphia, ME 

*Elliot, William J. (4) Philadelphia, ME 

*Elliot, Wesley T. (3) Virginia, ME,S 

*Ellis, P. M. (3) Ohio, MP 

Ellis, Thomas D. (4) South Georgia, ME,S 

*Ellison, John T. (1) Alabama, ME,S 

Ellison, R. R. (5) Alabama, ME,S 

*Ellison, Mrs. R. R. (7) Alabama, ME,S 

Emmons, Grover C. (4) Pacific, ME,S 

^Emory, Sam T. (7) New England, ME 

*Engebretsen, Fredrik (1) Western Norwegian-Danish, ME 

*Engebretsen, Glenn (6) Western Norwegian-Danish, ME 

Engle, James W. (1) West Virginia, ME 

Estes, Lud H. (5) Memphis, ME,S 

*Evans, Charles W. (3) West Virginia, ME 

*Evans, Frank C. (6) Northwest Indiana, ME 

*Evans, John H. (6) Arizona, ME,S 

Evans, L. L. (5) Oklahoma, ME,S 

*Evans, Paul F. (3) Western North Carolina, ME,S 

Farmer, Roy I. (2) Ohio, MP 

Farrar, George E. (4) Saint Johns River, ME 

*Feaster, Mrs. J. T. (5) Florida, ME,S 

*Fenstermacher, George E. (6) North Indiana, ME 

Ferguson, John L. (5) Tennessee, ME,S 

Fesmire, William J. (1) Central Tennessee, ME 

*Few, W. P. (5) North Carolina, ME,S 

Fifer, Orien W. (2) Indiana, ME 

*Fisher, B. L. (6) Virginia, ME,S 

Fitch, Frank L. (6) Detroit, ME 

*Fitch, Harold W. (6) Illinois, ME 

*Fletcher, John S. (5) Holston, ME 

Fletcher, Maynard O. (2) Blue Ridge-Atlantic, ME 

Foglesong, W. H. (2) Western Virginia, ME,S 

*Fondren, W. W. (deceased) (3) Texas, ME,S 

Ford, J. Emerson (5) South Carolina, ME,S 



86 Journal of the Uniting Conference 

Name Conference and Church 

Forlines, Charles E. (5) North Carolina, MP 

*Foster, Chapln D. (6) Pacific Northwest, ME 

Foster, Lloyd E. (2) Newark, ME 

*Fowler, Carl H. (2) New York, ME 

Fowler, George A. (1) Rock River, ME 

Freeman, A. M. (5) North Alabama, ME,S 

Freeman, H. T. (2) South Georgia, ME,S 

*Freeman, Mrs. Jane H. (4) Ohio, ME 

*Freeman, Sewell C. (8) Tennessee, ME 

French, George C. (6) North Texas, ME,S 

*French, Mrs. Herbert A. (3) Kansas, ME 

French, J. Stewart (2) Holston, ME,S 

*Frey, V. Max (6) Central Pennsylvania, ME 

Fribley, Fremont E. (1) North Indiana, ME 

Fruit, Walter R. (4) Detroit, ME 

Frye, Irvin (1) South Carolina, MP 

*Fudge, Ezra S. (7) North Texas, ME,S 

*Gaede, John C. (8) Kansas, ME 

Garber, Paul N. (6) Western North Carolina, ME,S 

Garrett, W. B. (4) Upper South Carolina, ME,S 

*Garrison, E. J. (1) North Alabama, ME,S 

Garrison, Edward K. (4) South Carolina, ME,S 

Geissinger, E. Lament (5) Nebraska, ME 

*Gettle, Homer R. (2) North Indiana, ME 

Geyer, Francis L. (7) Colorado, ME 

*Gibbs, Merton S. (2) Genesee, ME 

*Gibson, Miss Henrietta (4) Trov, ME 

*Gilligan, Henry (8) Maryland, MP 

Given, W. M. (3) Western Virginia, ME,S 

Glenn, John C. (2) Southwest Missouri, ME,S 

*Gobbel, Luther L. (5) Western North Carolina, ME,S 

*Goddard, J. J. (3) Alabama, MP 

Goddard, 0. E. (4) North Arkansas, ME,S 

♦Godfrey, Mrs. F. B. (4) Florida, ME,S 

Golden, James W. (2) Tennessee, ME 

Gomez, Abel M. (3) Western Mexican, ME,S 

*Goode, Mrs. W. H. C. (4) Ohio, ME 

Goodloe, Robert W. (8) Central Texas, ME,S 

Goodwin, Levi P. (2) lowa-Des Moines, ME 

Grannum, Stanley E. (5) West Texas, ME 

Grant, Thomas McM. (2) North Carolina, ME,S 

♦Graver, E. H. (1) Ohio, MP 

♦Graves, W. D. (7) North Alabama, ME,S 

♦Gray, Mrs. C. M. (5) Southwest Kansas, ME 

♦Gray, George H. (3) Nebraska, ME 

Gray, Joseph M. M. (6) Detroit, ME 

Green, J. Leas (3) Maryland, MP 

♦Greene, W. K. (3) North Carolina, ME,S 

♦Greenslit, Henry M. (1) Nebraska, ME 

Greer, R. E. (1) Holston, ME,S 

♦Gregory, Lucius (7) Virginia, ME,S 

♦Griffin, DeWitt (2) Florida, ME,S 

♦Haley, Paul S. (8) North Alabama, ME,S 

Hall, Claude C. (2) i.fU.tb Southern Illinois, ME 

♦Hall, D. H. (7) North Mississippi, ME,S 



The Methodist Church 87 

Name Conference aud Church 

Hall, Sydney W. (7) Oregon, ME 

Hamlett, Earl G. (1) Memphis, ME,S 

*Hamm, Adolph S. (8) Wyoming State, ME 

*Hammer, Mrs. W. C. (4) North Carolina, MP 

Hammond, Edmund J. (6) Georgia, ME 

Hammons, J. D. (4) Little Rock, ME,S 

*Hanke, Charles W. (3) Missouri, ME 

Hanna, Frank B. (2) Hlinois, MP 

*Hardie, Mrs. Charles H. (6) New York East, ME 

*Hardin, J. C. (4) Upper South Carolina, ME,S 

Hardin, Smith (2) Florida, ME,S 

Hargett, Ira M. (1) Oklahoma, ME 

Hargis, David H. (3) Delaware, ME 

*Harman, J. L. (1) Louisville, ME.S 

*Harmer, Mrs. Harvey W. (5) West Virginia, ME 

Harmon, Nolan B., Jr. (6) Baltimore, ME,S 

Harper, E. J. (6) Northwest, ME,S 

*Harrah, Ezra C. (2) Colorado, ME 

Harrell, Costen J. (3) Tennessee, ME,S 

Harrell, L. A. (1) South Georgia, ME,S 

Harris, Innis D. (2) Southwest Kansas, ME 

^Harris, Nat (2) Central Texas, ME,S 

^Harrison, F. M. (2) Virginia, MP 

Harrison, Jabez C. (6) Oregon, ME 

Hartinger, V/illiam C. (3) Indiana, ME 

Hartman, Lewis O. (1) New England, ME 

Hatcher, Sam C. (5) • Virginia, ME,S 

Haver, Mathias S. (1) Europe, ME 

Hawk, Eugene B. (5) Central Texas, ME.S 

*Hawkins, A. K. (7) Florida, ME,S 

*Hawkins, W. D. (4) Mississippi, ME,S 

Hawley, J. W. (4) Pittsburgh, MP 

HajTiies, J. 0. (5) Northwest Texas, ME,S 

Heckman, Edgar R. (7) Central Pennsylvania, ME 

*Hedden, Henry (4) Memphis, ME,S 

Heinsohn, Edmund (6) West Texas, ME,S 

Henry, W. G. (6) North Alabama, ME,S 

Henson, George W. (1) Philadelphia, ME 

*Herrigel, Fred, Jr. (2) Maryland, MP 

Hertzog, William H. (4) Idaho, ME 

Hess, Harry E. (4) Nebraska, ME 

Hickman, Frank S. (1) North Carolina, ME,S 

*Hicks, Jasper B. (6) North Carolina, MP 

*Highbaugh, Miss Irma (8) China, ME 

Hillman, E. L. (5) North Carolina, ME,S 

*Hillman, Mrs. E. L. (8) North Carolina, ME,S 

*Hillman, James N. (3) Holston, ME,S 

Hills, Roy 0. (2) Wyoming State, ME 

Hinkle, David E. (1) Tennessee, ME,S 

Hislop, Edward (1) Missouri, ME 

*Hjerpe, Oscar W. (6) Eastern Swedish, ME 

*Hole, J. Wesley (3) Southern California, ME 

^Holland, C. O. (2> Louisiana, ME,S 

*Hollev, J. C. (1) Upper South Carolina, ME,S 

Holliday, Robert C. (3) Missouri, ME,S 

*Hollingsworth, Mrs. H. S. (3) lowa-Des Moines, ME 

*Hollis, Carl (1) Little Rock, ME,S 



88 Journal of the Uniting Conference 

Name Conference and Church 

Holloway, Fred G. (2) Maryland, MP 

*Holmes, Miss Leota (3) Central Tennessee, ME 

Holmes, William W. (2) Louisiana, ME.S 

*Hood, Gurney P. (6) North Carolina, ME,S 

*Hooper, Granville (1) Wilmington, ME 

Hooper, T. LeRoy (5) Pittsburgh, MP 

Hooten, Caradine R. (2) Northwest Texas, ME,S 

*Hoover, Arthur L. (1) Northeast Ohio, ME 

*Horne, Frank A. (deceased) (6) New York East, ME 

*Horton, J. B. (6) Upper South Carolina, ME,S 

Hough, Lynn H. (5) New York East, ME 

♦Houston, J. G. (2) North Mississippi, ME,S 

Howard, Arthur R. (4) South Carolina. ME 

*Howe, Charles P. (3) Pittsburgh, ME 

Hughes, Alfred F. (5) West Wisconsin, ME 

Hughes, William A. C. (1) Washington. ME 

Hummel, G. W. (2) Louisville, ME,S 

Humphreys, Gideon I. (5) Maryland, MP 

Hunt, B. M. (1) Mississippi, ME,S 

*Hunt, Walter L. (3) Wyoming, ME 

Hunton, W. M. (4) Georgia, MP 

Huse, Raymond H. (6) Central New York, ME 

Hutchinson, Forney (2) Oklahoma, ME,S 

*Ingram, Ben L. (6) North Alabama, ME,S 

*Ingram, I. S. (4) North Georgia, ME,S 

*Ivey, J. B. (2) Western North Carolina, ME,S 

*Ivins, Lester S. (3) Ohio, ME 

*Jackson, H. E. (5) West Texas, ME,S 

*Jackson, W. W. (6) West Texas, ME,S 

Jacobs, Disston, W. (7) Wilmington, ME 

*Jacobs, George A. (7) Wisconsin, ME 

James, Glenn C. (2) Saint Johns River, ME 

*James, James A. (3) Rock River, ME 

=^ James, T. L. (5) Louisiana, ME,S 

*Jardine, Mrs. Florence Resor (2) Northern Minnesota, ME 

Jarrell, Charles C. (6) North Georgia, ME,S 

*Jeffers, Dwight S. (5) Pacific Northwest, ME 

*Jenkins, U. I. (8) West Virginia, MP 

Johns, H. L. (5) Louisiana, ME,S 

Johnson, Crates S. (6) Ohio, MP 

Johnson, Levi E. (2) Mississippi, ME 

*Johnson, T. L. (5) Louisiana, MP 

Johnson, Silas (6) South Georgia, ME.S 

* Johnson, William T. (7) Southern Hlinois. ME 

♦Johnston, Smith L, (2) North Georgia, ME.S 

Johnston, Warren (2) North Arkansas, ME,S 

*Jones, Charles A. (4) Ohio, ME 

*Jones, David D. (1) North Carolina, ME 

Jones, Edward M. (1) Central Alabama, ME 

*Jones, Everett W. (7) Pittsburgh, ME 

Jones, Frank B. (2) Memphis, ME,S 

Jones, Guy F. (2) Texas, ME,S 

Jones, Henry H. (6) North Georgia, ME,S 

*Jones, J. A. (6) Western North Carolina, ME,S 

Jordan, G, Ray (1) Western North Carolina, ME,S 



The Methodist Church 89 

Name Conference and Church 

*Jordan, Miles W. (1) Texas, ME 

*Jordan, Mrs. W. O. (3) North Texas, ME,S 

*Joy, James R. (6) Newark, ME 

Judd, Albert G. (1) Northern New York, ME 

*Judd, Zebulon V. (2) Alabama, ME,S 

Kaub, Louis H. (2) Nebraska, ME 

Kaung, Z. T. (4) China, ME,S 

Keene, Samuel A. (1) Genesee, MP 

Kelly, C. I. (2) Tennessee, MP 

Kelly, Mark (5) Troy, ME 

*Kemp, Gary A. (1) Northwest Kansas, ME 

*Kennedy, Mrs. Robert C. (3) Blue Ridge-Atlantic, ME 

Kenney, John R. (1) Pacific, ME,S 

*Keplinger, Warren E. (6) Ohio, ME 

Kestle, Asa J. (1) Ohio, ME 

Ketcham, Charles B. (5) Northeast Ohio, ME 

Keve, Wiley A. (1) Kansas, ME 

*Kibler, Russell M. (5) Indiana, ME 

Kimbrough, S. O. (4) North Alabama, ME,S 

King, James F. (2) Missouri, ME 

King, William P. (2) North Georgia, ME,S 

King, Willis J. (2) West Texas, ME 

*Kirby, A. J. (4) Western North Carolina, ME,S 

*Kirby, Amos N. (3) North Alabama, ME,S 

Kirk, Albert E. (4) Southwest Kansas, ME 

Kirkpatrick, Charles S. (3) Western North Carolina, ME,S 

Kitto, Charles W. (5) Philadelphia, ME 

*Knight, George N. (6) North Dakota, ME 

*Knight, W. L. (3) North Carolina, ME,S 

Knoles, Tully C. (5) California, ME 

Knudson, Albert C. (5) New England Southern, ME 

Kohlstedt, Edward D. (4) Dakota, ME 

*Koonce, A. J. (2) North Carolina, MP 

Kulp, Edmund J. (6) Missouri, ME 

*Kyle, John W. (1) North Mississippi, ME,S 

*Lamar, George H. (2) Baltimore, P/IE,S 

*Lamb, Mrs. Fred A. (4) Southwest Missouri, ME,S 

*Lambeth, James E. (6) Western North Carolina, ME,S 

Lambeth, W. A. (1) Western North Carolina, ME,S 

*Lance, T. Jack (6) North Georgia, ME.S 

*Landon, Alfred M. (6) Kansas, ME 

Langdale, John W. (6) New York East, ME 

LaPrade, William H. (3) North Georgia, ME,S 

*Law, Clyde 0. (5) West Virginia, ME 

Lazenby, M. E. (6) North Alabama, ME,S 

*Lee, Miss Elizabeth M. (4) Pittsburgh, ME 

Lee, J. W. (3) Louisiana, MP 

Lee, Umphrey (5) North Texas, ME,S 

Leonard, Harry C. (3) Southern, ME 

*LeSourd, Mrs. Lucille L. (4) New England, ME 

*Lewis, Miss Harriet D. (5) Colorado, ME 

*Lindsay, Mrs. F. F. (4) Northern Minnesota, ME 

Lineberry, F. W. (6) Indiana, MP 

*Locke, A. W. (1) West Virginia, MP 

Love, Frank S. (4) North Carolina, ME,S 



90 Journal of the Uniting Conference 

Name Conference and Church 

*Love, Marvin F. (2) North Texas, ME,S 

*Lownian, Harmon L. (5) Texas, ME,S 

Lug-g, Thomas B. (5) Illinois, ME 

*Lynch, G. Stanley (3) Philadelphia, ME 

*L3Tin, W. Lee (6) Central Alabama, ME 

Lyon, A. P. (6) . Louisville, ME,S 

Lyons, Ernest S. (2) Malaysia and Philippine Islands, ME 

*Lyons, Leslie J. (2) Missouri, ME 

MacCaughey, Charles (2) Pacific Northwest, ME 

MacLea, Daniel (5) Maryland, MP 

*MacMulien, Stanley O. (6) New England, ME 

MacRossie, Allan (5) New York, ME 

*Maddin, Percy D. (4) Tennessee, ME,S 

Magee, John B. (3) Pacific Northwest, ME 

Mahoney, Carl K. (5) Pacific Northwest, ME 

Makosky, Eugene C. (7) Maryland, MP 

*Mann, Earl M. (6) Northwest Indiana, ME 

*Marr,' P. M. (6) Missouri, ME,S 

Marsh, Daniel L. (5) New England, ME 

Martin, Arba (2) Ohio, ME 

Martin, Albert W. (3) North Arkansas, ME,S 

*Martin, Boyce (1) Central Texas, ME,S 

Martin, Eldon H. (1) Vermont, ME 

Martin, I. P. (3) Holston, ME,S 

*Martin, Lester H. (6) Illinois, ME 

Martin, Paul E. (2) North Texas, ME,S 

*Masland, J. Wesley (4) Philadelphia, ME 

Mathis, W. T. (3) Illinois, ME,S 

*Mayberry, L. W. (6) Southwest Kansas, ME 

*McAllister, Reuben H. (6) Mississippi, ME 

*McComas, Warren (1) Iowa-Missouri, MP 

*McConnell, Mrs. Francis J. (4) New York, ME 

McCoy, E. L, (1) South Carolina, ME.S 

McCoy, Lee M. (5) Upper Mississippi, ME 

*McCulloch, Stephen W. (1) Southern California, ME 

*McCutchan, Robert G. (8) Northwest Indiana, ME 

*McDonald, T. Morton (4) Indiana, ME 

*McElroy, George S. (1) Georgia, ME 

*McFall, Carl S. (3) Oklahoma, ME,S 

*McGiffin, James H. S. (5) Southern California. ME 

*McGinnis, H. B. (1) Tennessee, ME,S 

*McGowan, J. G. (5) North Mississippi, ME,S 

Mcllwain, A. T. (7) North Mississippi, ME.S 

*McKay, Leo H. (2) ^ ^^^^^.^1? 

McKenney, S. S. (8) ^^^^f'. ^^h^ 

*McKim, Judson J. (6) ^^^^^4,^^^? 

*McKinnon, Miss Sallie L. (4) North Carolina, ME,S 

*McMurry, William F. (2) Memphis, ME,S 

*McNear, Alexander S. (7) Newark, ME 

*McNorton, Mrs. Dorothy E. (3) East Tennessee, ME 

McPheeters, J. C. (3) P?"fic,. ME,S 

McPherson, Harry W. (5) I linois, ME 

*McQuiston, Jackson C. (3) Pittsburgh, ME 

Mecklenburg, George (4) Northern Minnesota ME 

*Meek, Paul (1) Memphis, ME,S 

Meeks, Benjamin W. (6) Baltimore, ME 



The Methodist Church 91 

Name Conference and Church 

Meeks, C. M. (3) South Georgia, ME,S 

*Melton, C. G. (4) North Arkansas, ME.S 

*Mickelsen, M. E. (6) Norwegian and Danish, ME 

Miles, Minor C. (5) West Virginia, ME 

*Miller, Miss Alpha (1) China, ME 

*Miller, Ely D. (5) Ohio, MP 

Miller, Frederick A. (7) Northern New York, ME 

Miller, Isaac E. (2) Ohio, ME 

Mills, Edward L. (3) Oregon, ME 

Mills, J. W. (3) Texas, ME,S 

*Mills, Mrs. J. W. (4) Texas, ME,S 

*Minga, Mrs. T. H. (5) North Texas, ME,S 

Mitchell, B. M. (6) West Virginia, MP 

*Mobley, M. R. (5) South Carolina, ME,S 

Moffatt, Elbert M. (1) India, ME 

Moore, Aubrey S. (4) Rock River, ME 

*Moore, Fred (8) Little Rock, ME,S 

Moore, J. W. (4) Virginia, ME,S 

Moore, Leland (8) South Georgia, ME,S 

*Moore, LeRoy (3) Upper South Carolina, ME,S 

*Moore, Victor K. (6) Troy, ME 

Morange, John (4) Montana State, ME 

*Morelock, George L. (3) Memphis, ME,S 

Morgan, R. E. L. (6) Oklahoma, ME,S 

*Morris, Mrs, Isaac (4) North Alabama, ME,S 

Morris, R. F. (2) Upper South Carolina, ME,S 

Morris, W. E. (3) North Alabama, ME,S 

*Mott, John R. (4) New York, ME 

*Mueller, Edwin H. (5) East German, ME 

Mueller, Frederick W. (4) Northeast Ohio, ME 

Mullikin, W. L. (5) Upper South Carolina, ME.S 

Myers, H, P. (4) Virginia, ME,S 

*Newby, Nathan (4) Pacific, ME,S 

*Newcomb, O. P. (5) Virginia, ME,S 

Newell, Fred B. (4) New York East, ME 

*Newton, H. E. (4) Oklahoma, ME,S 

*Nicholas, R. H. (6) Northwest Texas, ME,S 

*Nicholsen, Mrs. Evelyn R. (4) Upper Iowa, ME 

Nicholson, J. H. (3) Louisville, ME,S 

*Noble, Enrique (2) Cuba, ME,S 

*Noble, Fred B. (2) Saint Johns River, ME 

*Norman, James R. (8) Baltimore, ME,S 

Norton, M. H. (4) Florida. ME,S 

*Nutter, E. M. (5) West Virginia, MP 

*Odell, Albert G. (2) Central New York, ME 

*01dshue, Mrs. James (4) Rock River, ME 

Olson, Oscar T. (8) Northeast Ohio. ME 

*0'Neal, Mrs. Robert (6) Tennessee, ME,S 

*Onderdonk, Mrs. F. S. (1) Texas Mexican, ME,S 

*Oram, Miss E. Jean (4) Northeast Ohio, ME 

Orear, E. H. (1) St. Louis, ME,S 

Ormond, J. M. (4) North Carolina, ME,S 

*Orwig, S. S. (5) Oklahoma, ME,S 

-Osborn, Mrs. H. S. (7) Central New York, ME 

*Overdeer, Willis L. (4) Wilmington, ME 



92 Journal of the Uniting Conference 

Name Conference and Church 

*Pace, J. W. (2) Georgia. MP 

Parker, Franklin N. (1) Louisiana, ME,S 

*Parker, Mrs. R. J. (2> Western Mexican, ME,S 

*Parker, W. W. (5) St. Louis, ME,S 

*Parr, Fred D. (8) California, ME 

Paschall, Fred W. (8) North Carolina, MP 

*Patel, J. S. K. (6) India, ME 

^Patterson, D. Stewart (5) Baltimore, ME 

*Patton, John A. (1) Lexington, ME 

Pearce, W. M. (1) Northwest Texas, ME,S 

=^Pearce, Webster (2) Detroit, ME 

Pearson, John W. (6) Virginia, ME,S 

*Peck, Arthur D. (3) Alabama, ME 

*Peel, David T. (4) West Texas, ME.S 

Peele, C. E. (3) Upper South Carolina, ME,S 

Peeples, Fred H. (4) Memphis, ME,S 

Pegues, David K. (4) Missouri, ME,S 

Pellowe, Albert H. (2) Michigan, ME 

Penick, Richard 0. (2) Kansas, ME 

^Pennington, A. S. (8) Holston, ME,S 

Perkins, A. R. (3) Kentucky, ME,S 

*Perkins, William C. (6) Pittsburgh, MP 

Perry, Jack W. (3) Holston, ME,S 

*Perry, Mrs. Jack W. (4) Holston, ME,S 

Perry, John W. (3) Wisconsin, ME 

Peterman, James H. (6) lowa-Des Moines, ME 

^Peterson, Ernest W. (3) Oregon, ME 

^Pettyjohn, O. R. (6) Virginia, ME,S 

*Pewett, Mrs. Henkel (2) North Arkansas, ME,S 

*Phelps, William R. (3) Virginia, ME,S 

Pierce, A. M. (1) North Georgia, ME,S 

*Piggott, Mrs. Walter J. (4) Louisville, ME,S 

*Pinckney, Thaddaeus H. (1) South Carolina, ME 

Piper. Joseph D. (2) Pittsburgh, ME 

Plyler, A. W. (2) Western North Carolina, ME,S 

Plyler, M. T. (6) North Carolina, ME,S 

*Post, Mrs. Ancel B. (4) West Virginia, MP 

Potts, J. Manning (2) Virginia, ME,S 

*Potts, W. 0. (2) North Mississippi, MP 

Pritchard, J. E. (1) North Carolina, MP 

*Pritchard, William P. (4) New England Southern, ME 

*Propert, Frank C. (6) New Jersey, ME 

Prothro, Charles W. (8) Savannah, ME 

Pugh, A. Wesley (2) North Indiana, ME 

Pulliam, William G. (3) Illinois, ME 

*Purvance, Ernest (1) Northwest, ME,S 

*Quillian, Hubert (8) North Georgia, ME,S 

Quillian, Paul W. (5) Texas, ME,S 

Quillian, William F. (5) South Georgia, ME,S 

Raines, Richard C. (8) Northern Minnesota, ME 

Ramos, Frank (3) Texas Mexican, ME,S 

Rand, H. J. (8) Southewest Missouri, ME,S 

*Randal, Mrs. CM. (2) Northwest Texas, ME,S 

Randolph, J. D. (6) Missouri, ME.S 

♦Randolph, Joseph B. (5) South Carolina. ME 



The Methodist Church 93 

Name Conference and Church 

*Redding-, W. F., Jr. (5) North Carolina, MP 

*Redwine, Marcus C. (1) Kentucky, ME,S 

Reed, Marshall R. (5) Detroit, ME 

*Reineke, George F. (6) Minnesota, ME 

Reves, C. M. (2) Little Rock, ME,S 

♦Reynolds, John H. (5) North Arkansas, ME,S 

Rice, Merton S. (2) Detroit, ME 

Rice, Samuel C. (1) Kentucky, ME 

Richardson, Channing A. (1) California, ME 

Richardson, J. A. (5) Texas, MP 

Riddick, Roland P. (3) Virginia, ME.S 

*Riggs, Mrs. Jeptha (1) St. Louis, ME.S 

Riley, P. E. (7) Central Texas, ME,S 

Rising, Lloyd H. (5) Minnesota, ME 

Roadman, Earl A. (5) Northwest Iowa, ME 

*Roan, Hans J. (2) Idaho, ME 

*Robb, James L. (5) Holston, ME 

*Robbins, Charles A. (5) Pacific Northwest, ME 

*Roberts, E. Howard (1) Wisconsin, ME 

Roberts, George A. (4) Africa, ME 

♦Roberts, Warren (1) South Georgia, ME,S 

Robertson, J. Calloway (5) Virginia, ME,S 

Robinson, LeRoy T. (4) Michigan, ME 

♦Robinson, Milton C. (3) Northeast Ohio, ME 

♦Rogers, A. C. (4) Alabama, MP 

♦Rogers, Mrs. Lillian P. (8) Upper Mississippi, ME 

Rogers, Wallace (4) North Georgia, ME,S 

♦Rogers, Walter S. (3) Nebraska, ME 

♦Roper, William B. (4) Virginia, ME,S 

♦Rosenberger, John H. (3) Baltimore, ME,S 

Rosenberger, S. W. (4) Ohio, MP 

♦Roudebush, Roy R. (4) North Indiana, ME 

Rowe, Gilbert T. (6) Western North Carolina, ME,S 

♦Ruff, A. C. (6) Illinois, MP 

Rugg, Earle M. (1) India, ME 

Rule, E. C. (6) Little Rock, ME.S 

Rumble, Lester (5) North Georgia, ME,S 

Russell, Robert L. (4) North Georgia, ME.S 

Ryan, Harry G. (1) North Texas, ME,S 

Sanders, William L. (6) East Tennessee, ME 

Sandmeyer, Edwin G. (i) Illinois, ME 

♦Sapp, Mrs. C. C. (3) South Georgia, ME,S 

Satterfield, Robert S. (7) Oklahoma, ME,S 

Savige, George R. (5) Wyoming, ME 

Schatzman, Albert G. (4) Ohio, ME 

Schevenius, Carl W. (1) Norwegian and Danish, ME 

Schisler, John Q. (5) North Arkansas, ME,S 

Schlagenhauf, Ira E. (3) Wisconsin, ME 

Schofield, Charles E. (5) Colorado, ME 

*Schwaninger, W. W. (3) Indiana, ME 

Score, J. N. R. (1) Central Texas, ME,S 

♦Scott, John T. (6) Texas, ME,S 

♦Scott, William C. (7) Maryland, MP 

Searles, J. Wesley (2) Genesee, ME 

Seaton, John L. (5) Michigan, ME 

♦Self, W. D. (1) North Alabama, ME,S 



94 Journal of the Uniting Conference 

Name Conference and Church 

Sexsmith, E. A. (5) Maryland, MP 

*Sexton, Mrs. George S., Jr. (1) Louisiana, ME,S 

*Seymour, Mrs. Jerome (6) Southern California, ME 

Shafer, A. E. (8) Alabama, ME,S 

Shaffer, F. L. (2) West Virginia, MP 

Sharp, Frank L. (3) Mississippi, MP 

Shaw, J. Beverley F. (2) Mississippi, ME 

*Shaw, Harry (3) Pittsburgh, MP 

Shaw, William E. (4) Illinois, ME 

Shelton, William A. (3) North Georgia, ME,S 

*Shepard, C. L. (4) South Georgia, ME,S 

Sherman, H. H. (5) Baltimore, ME,S 

*Sherman, L. L, (3) Arkansas, MP 

*Sherrod, Charles C. (5) Holston, ME,S 

Shipley, Richard L. (6) Maryland, MP 

Short, Roy H. (1) Louisville, ME,S 

Shumway, H. L. (4) Kentucky, MP 

Sigg, Ferdinand (1) Europe, ME 

Simpson, John A. (6) South Florida, ME 

Simpson, J. Fisher (5) West Texas, ME.S 

Skillington, J. Edgar (3) Central Pennsylvania, ME 

Slack, W. B. (4) Oklahoma, ME,S 

Slaughter, D. P. (6) Alabama, ME,S 

♦Slaughter, Nat G. (1) North Georgia, ME,S 

Sloan, Harold P. (6) New Jersey, ME 

Smathers, M. T. (3) Western North Carolina, ME,S 

Smith, Albert N. (6) Northwest Kansas, ME 

Smith, Benjamin F. (4) Lexington, ME 

*Smith, Chester A. (2) New York, ME 

Smith, H. C. (3) North Carolina, ME,S 

Smith, Horace, G. (5) Rock River, ME 

*Smith, J. Harvey (8) South Florida, ME 

Smith, Leonard B. (8) Maryland, MP 

*Smith, Robert J. (3) Southwest Missouri, ME,S 

Smith, Roy L. (4) Southern California, ME 

Smith, Ulysses S. (3) lowa-Des Moines, ME 

*Smith, Walter T. (1) Pittsburgh, MP 

*Snavely, Herschell R. (3) Illinois, ME 

*Snyder, Henry N. (5) Upper South Carolina. ME,S 

Sockman, Ralph W. (5) New York, ME 

*Sone, Law (5) Central Texas, ME,S 

Soper, Edmund D. (5) Ohio, ME 

Spellman, L. U. (2) West Texas, ME,S 

*Spencer, Robert B. (6) Colorado, ME 

*Spillman, Mrs. J. H. (7) Kentucky, ME.S 

Spragins, Charles A. (3) North Texas, ME,S 

*Sproul, R. C, Sr. (2) Pittsburgh, MP 

*Spurgeon, William H. (1) Colorado, ME 

*Stackhouse, Will (7) South Carolina, ME,S 

Stafford, Edward R. (6) Ohio, ME 

Stafford, Thomas A. (7) Northern Minnesota, ME 

*Staley, H. C. (3) Maryland, MP 

Stanbury, W. A. (5) Western North Carolina, ME.S 

Stansell, Robert B. (2) Wisconsin, ME 

Stanton, Daniel H. (1) Atlanta, ME 

Stapleton, Robert L. (1) Holston, ME 

Starkey, Lycurgus M. (3) Southwest Missouri, ME,S 



The Methodist Church ^5 

Name Conference and Church 

Stater, Charles G. (2) West Virginia, ME 

*Stauffacher, Charles J. (3) Africa, ME 

*Stehl, Heinrich (8) Europe, ME 

Steinkraus, John H. (1) East German, ME 

*Stephens, F. F. (3) Missouri, ME,S 

*Stevens, B. M. (1) Mississippi, ME,S 

Stevens, Frank G. H. (7) Southern California, ME 

Stevenson, Henry M. (1) North Alabama, ME,S 

Stevenson, M. A. (6) Holston, ME,S 

*Stilwell, H. W. (3) Texas, ME,S 

*Stinson, Mrs. J. M. (6) Little Rock, ME,S 

Stokes, Peter (deceased) (2) South Carolina, ME,S 

Stone, Fred D. (6) Rock River, ME 

*Stottlemire, Frank E. (6) Ohio, MP 

Straughn, James H. (4) Maryland, MP 

Stribling, E. R. (2) Missouri, MP 

Stringfellow, LeRoy W. (2) New Hampshire, ME 

*Strong-, Dennis F. (3) Detroit, ME 

*Stuck, Charles A. (1) North Arkansas, ME.S 

*Sullivan, J. Magruder (3) Mississippi, ME,S 

Sutherland, Ben L. (2) Mississippi, ME,S 

Swain, W. R. (4) Texas, ME,S 

Swank, Jesse (7) Ohio, ME 

Swartz, Morris E, (2) Central Pennsylvania, ME 

*Sweet, E. M., Jr. (3) Pacific, ME,S 

Sweet, William W. (5) North Indiana, ME 

Sydenstricker, Hubert (3) Baltimore, ME,S 

*Sykes, W. Clyde (3) Northern New York, ME 

Tadlock, Charles W. (7) St. Louis, ME,S 

Taggart, James H. (3) Southwest, ME 

*Talbert, Mrs. H. L. (3) North Mississippi, ME.S 

*Tatum, Mrs. S. Homer (4) Memphis, ME,S 

Taylor, B. P. (1) Western Virginia, ME.S 

*Taylor, Dean (4) lowa-Des Moines, ME 

Taylor, S. W. (3) North Carolina, MP 

Thomas, J. S. Ladd (8) Philadelphia, ME 

*Thomas, Lavens M. (4) Holston, ME,S 

*Thompson, E. D. (5) Tennessee, ME,S 

Thonger, William G. (4) Belgium, ME,S 

*Thrasher, T. E. (7) South Georgia, ME.S 

*Tilley, Mrs. M. E. (1) North Georgia, ME.S 

*Tompkins, O. L. (3) Alabama, ME,S 

Tower, Joe Z. (6) Texas, ME.S 

*Trotter, Frank H. (4) Holston, ME 

*Troxel, Miss Moneta J. (5) Korea, ME 

Tucker, Frank C. (2) Missouri, ME.S 

♦Tucker, R. Cai-ter (2) Missouri, ME 

*Tunnicliffe, John (2) California, ME 

Turnipseed, B. Rhett (7) Upper South Carolina, ME,S 

*Tyler, Mrs. Fannie D. (1) Washington, ME 

*Tynes, Mrs. L. A. (2) Holston, ME,S 

Tyson, W. Galloway (1) Philadelphia, ME 

Underwood, J. Edgar (G) Memphis, ME.S 

*Utz, W. H., Jr. (7) Missouri, ME,S 



96 Journal of the Uniting Confereiice 

Name Conference and Church 

*Van Cleave, A. B. (5) Tennessee, MP 

*Van Deusen, Henry R. (1) Wyoming, ME 

*Veenboer, Mrs, William H. (5) Michigan, ME 

*Vickery, William M. (4) Oklahoma, ME 

*Vincent, E. R. (1) Michigan, MP 

*Waggoner, Merle T. (3) North Texas, ME.S 

*Wagner, Robert F. (8) New York, ME 

Wahl, Frederick W. (1) Missouri, ME 

Walker, John B. (7) Northwest Iowa, ME 

Walker, John M. (6) Indiana, ME 

*Ward, Forrest S. (5) North Alabama, ME.S 

Ward, W. W. (2) Central Texas, ME,S 

Ward, Woodrow (8) South Carolina, ME.S 

*Wardlaw, J. C. (6) North Georgia, ME.S 

Warmer, George A. (4) Southern California, M.E. 

Washabaugh, J. Edgar (6) Newark, ME 

Wasson, L. P. (2) North Mississippi, ME,S 

Waterman, W. C. (5) Onondaga, MP 

*Watson, Miss Ella M. (4) Nebraska, ME 

Wayland, E. T. (6) North Arkansas, ME,S 

Weaver, Charles C. (4) Western North Carolina, ME,S 

*Weaver, Mrs. Charles C. (3) Western North Carolina, ME,S 

Weaver, G. Charles (4) Onondaga, MP 

*Webb, Mrs. J. L. (6) Southern Illinois, ME 

*Webb, William R. (3) Tennessee, ME.S 

Webdell, C. Wesley (7) St. Louis, ME,S 

*Welch, Edgar T. (3) Erie, ME 

Wells, Arthur M. (7) Illinois, ME 

*Wells, Luther W. (4) Virginia, ME.S 

Wesley, Arthur F. (6) South America, ME 

Westerberg, Thor J. (1) Central Northwest, ME 

*Whitcher, Frank O. (3) West Wisconsin, ME 

White E. E. (6) Northwest Texas, ME,S 

*White, H. H. (3) Louisiana, ME,S 

*White, Mrs. M. H. (6) Northwest Iowa, ME 

Whitehurst, B. G. (3) North Mississippi, MP 

*Whitmore, Ben A. (6) Tennessee, ME,S 

Whyman, Henry C. (8) Eastern Swedish, ME 

*Wiant, Paul P. (2) China, ME 

*Wight, J. Slater (5) South Georgia, ME,S 

*Wilcox, William H. (3) Oklahoma, ME 

*Wiley, Henry, S. (6) Illinois, ME 

^Williams, Miss Arsania M. (1) Central West, ME 

♦Williams, F. E. (2) St. Louis, ME.S 

* Williams, J. M. (6) North Arkansas, ME,S 

Williams, John C. (1) Ohio, MP 

Williams, Robert M. (6) Washmgton, ME 

♦Williamson, Nate S. (5) Mississippi, MP 

♦Wills, J. Norman (7) North Carolina, MP 

Willson, E. Ray (6) Michigan, MP 

♦Willson J. M. (1) Northwest Texas, ME.S 

Wilson, Guy H. (1) Texas, ME,S 

♦Wilson, Harwell (8) Florida, ME.S 

♦Wilson, Herbert S. (3) Delaware, ME 

♦Wilson, 0. L. (1) Fort Smith-Oklahoma, MP 

Winchester, Robert W. (2) North Carolina, ME 



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Name Conference and Church 

Winn, J. B. (6) Virginia, ME,S 

*Womack, J. P. (5) North Arkansas, ME,S 

*Womack, Richard E. (5) Memphis, ME.S 

*Woods, J. M. (2) Missouri, ME.S 

Woolever, Harry E. (2) Central New York, ME 

Woolf, E. L. (5) Baltimore, ME.S 

*Woosley, 0. V. (1) Western North Carolina, ME,S 

*Worth, W. H. (6) Western North Carolina, ME,S 

*Wren, Los L. (3) North Carolina, MP 

*Wright, Harry B. (3) Wilmington, ME 

Wright, Louis C. (4) Northeast Ohio, ME 

Wright, William A. (3) Virginia, ME,S 

Wroten, J. D. (4) North Mississippi, ME.S 

*Yang, Y. C. (5) China, ME.S 

Yoak, John B. F., Jr. (6) Western Virginia, ME.S 

*Yoder, D, P. (2) Northwest Texas, ME.S 

Yost, Clark R. (5) Southern Hlinois, ME 

*Youngblood, Curtis (6) Mississippi, ME.S 



ALPHABETICAL LIST OF RESERVE 
DELEGATES 

[Lay Delegates invariably designated by * in front of name.] 
(R.C. in parentheses (R.C.) indicates that the reserve was seated 
the first day of the Conference on nomination of the Chairman of 
the delegation. The first numeral in parentheses (5-10) indicates 
the Report number of the Committee on Credentials; the second nu- 
meral the item in the Report showing for whom the reserve was 
seated. The Reports will be found in the Appendix under Reports of 
Special Committees.) 

Name Conference and Church 

*Ables, J. H New Mexico, ME,S 

*Adair, H. H Holston, ME.S 

Adams, Joseph M Pacific Northwest, ME 

*Adams, Texas A South Florida, ME 

*Aguirre, Miss Marie South America, ME 

*Alderson, Edmund R. (R.C; 2-14) Rock River, ME 

*Alexander, T. F Florida, ME,S 

*Allen, A. W Kansas, MP 

* Allen, J. H North Carolina, MP 

Arnstutz, Hobart B Malaysia and Philippine Islands, ME 

♦Anderson, A. Garfield Korea, ME 

♦Anderson, Dice R. South Georgia, ME.S 

*Armistead, D. F. (2-9; 7-1; 9-2; 10-22) North Texas, ME,S 

*Ash, B. G West Virginia, MP 

♦Atkinson, Stephen G. Detroit, ME 

Auman, J. C North Carolina, MP 

Auman, Lester W New York East, ME 

Avery, H. L Indiana, MP 

* Ayers, Leake ' Central Texas, ME,S 

Babcock, Sidney H. Oklahoma, ME,S 

♦Bailey, F. M. (4-2) Oklahoma, ME.S 

♦Bailey, T. L Mississippi, ME,S 

Bailey, Thomas M Alabama, ME 

Bailey, W. G New Mexico, ME,S 

Baker, E. D. (9-24) Southwest Missouri, ME.S 

Baker, J. D. (10-12) Little Rock, ME.S 

Baker, W. Harrison (10-21) North Texas, ME.S 

♦Ball, Frank M Maryland, MP 

♦Ballengee, Mrs. W. H Baltimore, ME,S 

♦Ballinger, Floyd E North Indiana, ME 

♦Banting, George Wisconsin, ME 

♦Barnett, Nelson (R.C; 2-7; 4-17) North Arkansas, ME,S 

Barr, Henry H. (10-23) Erie, ME 

♦Barradell, William H. (R.C.) New York East, ME 

Batchelor, S. L. (7-6; 9-9; 10-40) West Texas, ME,S 

♦Batchelor, Mrs. S. L. (7-3) West Texas, ME,S 

Baumhofer, Earl F Northern Minnesota, ME 

♦Baxter, Bruce R Oregon, ME 

Beach, F. C Upper South Carolina, ME.S 

♦Beall, Bessy B Baltimore, ME 

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Name Conference and Church 

*Beattvs, George D. Newark, ME 

*Beaty, B. K Illinois, ME,S 

*Beek, Jesse M. (R.C.; 2-12) lowa-Des Moines, ME 

Beckstrom, John M Norwej^ian and Danish, ME 

*Bell, Miller S North Georgia, ME,S 

*BelI, 0. R Upper South Carolina, ME,S 

*Bengston, John P. Eastern Swedish, ME 

Bennett, A.E West Virginia, MP 

Bennett, R. V Louisville, ME,S 

Bergin, J. W Central Texas, ME,S 

Berglund, J. V. (3-6) Texas, ME,S 

Bergsten, Gote Europe, ME 

Bethea, N. G North Carolina, MP 

Black, S. M. (4-22) North Texas, ME,S 

Blackstock, William E Colorado, ME 

*Bliss, Edwin P. New England, ME 

*Boger, R. G Northwest Texas, ME,S 

*Bond, C. W Memphis, ME,S 

Bond, G. T Western North Carolina, ME.S 

Booker, Rosia R Central West, ME 

*Bowen, Mrs. Margaret D Louisiana, ME 

Bowers, Joe E Oklahoma, ME.S 

*Boyd, Miller W East Tennessee, ME 

Boyd, P. M Florida, ME,S 

Bradshaw, R. W North Carolina, ME,S 

*Brandon, Mrs. J. P. (2-2; 6-1) St. Louis, ME.S 

Brandt, C. E. (9-S-l) Baltimore, ME,S 

Bransford, Wesley H North Indiana, ME 

Brantley, C. E Georgia, MP 

Brashares, Charles W Detroit, ME 

*Braswell, S. M Northwest Texas, ME.S 

*Braun, C. A Pittsburgh, MP 

*Brigham, Edwin T Missouri, ME 

Bright, C. R West Virginia, MP 

Bringdale, Joachim G. Western Norwegian-Danish, ME 

*Britt, Mrs. Lee (10-2; 12-10) Virginia, ME,S 

♦Brookes, E. Luther Atlanta, ME 

Brooks, Charles L. Oklahoma, ME.S 

Brooks, Robert N North Carolina, ME 

Brower, F. V St. Louis, ME.S 

Brown, Arlo A. Newark, ME 

Brumblay, Robert Pacific Northwest, ME 

*Brumby, R. E Louisiana, ME,S 

*Bruton, J. F North Carolina, ME,S 

Bugbee, Lucius H. Northern Minnesota, ME 

Bunce, E. L Maryland, MP 

Burgan, Harry W. Baltimore, ME 

Burgstahler, Herbert J. Upper Iowa, ME 

*Burke, Mrs. M. W - . Missouri, ME,S 

Bush, Martin D. Northwest Iowa, ME 

*Butler, V. H Louisville, ME.S 

*Caldwell, Charles W South Carolina, ME 

Calhoun, W. F Alabama, ME,S 

Campbell, J. F Mississippi, ME,S 

*Campbell, John B. (R.C.) Northwest Indiana, ME 

*Campbell, .Richard W. (9-S-4) Central Pennsylvania, ME 



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Name Conference and Church 

Cannon, Neal D. (6-3) Texas, ME,S 

*Carlock, John H Oklahoma, ME,S 

*Carothers, Manville (7-2) Missouri, ME 

Carr, Harold F Detroit, ME 

Carroll, J. E North Carolina, MP 

*Carter, George E Southern, ME 

*Carter, Harry V Oklahoma, ME 

*Cartmell, Burleigh E. (10-35) Northeast Ohio, ME 

Cartwright, J. L. Tennessee, MP 

*Case, Arthur S. (9-13; 10-9) Kansas, ME 

Caskey, J. F St. Louis, ME,S 

*Castle, C. E Oklahoma, ME,S 

Chamberlain, Leon New Jersey, ME 

Chappell, Clovis G. Oklahoma, ME,S 

Chenault, Fred R Virginia, ME,S 

=^Chinn, Mrs. E. C. (4-8) Texas, ME,S 

*Christenberry, W. B. (1-1) Alabama, ME,S 

Chubb, James S. (11-31) Kansas, ME 

Clark, Victor C Missouri, ME 

Clark, W. L Kentucky, ME,S 

Clary, G. E. South Georgia, ME.S 

*Class, John L. New York, ME 

*Clay, E. H China, ME 

Clay, H. L Western Virginia, ME,S 

*Clay, Thomas B. Genesee, ME 

Clayburn, Marion D Central Tennessee, ME 

*Clayton, James W Blue Ridge-Atlantic, ME 

Clegg, Leland (8-14) Little Rock, ME,S 

*Coe, N. M Onondaga, MP 

Coile, Claude C New York, ME 

*Cole, E. A Western North Carolina, ME,S 

*Collier, C. C. Illinois, MP 

*Coltrane, Mrs. D. S North Carolina, MP 

*Colvin, Mrs. D. Leigh New York, ME 

*Cook, F. M North Alabama, ME.S 

Copeland, Kenneth Texas, MP 

Copenhaver, J. C Baltimore, ME,S 

Corban, L. C. Mississippi, ME,S 

Corley, Jesse L Southern California, ME 

Corn, A. R. Arkansas, MP 

*Cowart, Mrs. Bessie Alabama, ME,S 

*Cox, Linton L Georgia, ME 

*Cox, R. M. North Carolina, MP 

*Cravens, W. A Missouri, ME,S 

*Crew, J. W., Jr North Carolina, MP 

*Crolley, Richard A. (deceased) Lexington, ME 

*Cross, W. R Baltimore, ME.S 

Crowe, F. S Oklahoma, ME,S 

*Cruz-Aedo, Francisco Western Mexican, ME,S 

Cuninggim, J. L. (1-10) North Carolina, ME.S 

*Cullum, Will H., Jr North Texas, ME,S 

*Culver, Frank P., Jr Central Texas, ME.S 

Curington, Norven J South Florida, ME 

*Currie, Frank R. Upper Iowa, ME 

*Currie, Miss Margaret Maine, ME 

Curry, Daniel S South Carolina, ME 

Curry, J. C. (3-2) Oklahoma, ME,S 



The Methodist Church 101 

Name Conference and Church 

Custis, D. L. Ohio, MP 

*Cutchin, J. M North Carolina, MP 

Cutshall, E. Guy Nebraska, ME 

*Darsey, M. E Texas, ME,S 

Daugherty, C. L. (1-12) Pittsburgh, MP 

Davies, James J. (11-18) Northwest-Iowa, ME 

*Davis, Harry J. (12-4) St. Louis, ME,S 

Davis, W. P. (3-4; 5-3) Kentucky, ME,S 

Davis, William E. (11-24) Erie, ME 

*Dean, S. W Texas, ME,S 

*DeVinny, Mrs. Mabel L. (12-13) Minnesota, ME 

Dibley, Joseph Michigan, MP 

*Diefendorf, Mrs. Mabel (R.C.) Newark, ME 

*Dievler, Mrs. William (12-23) Philadelphia, ME 

Dill, R. L North Alabama, ME,S 

*Dillinger, Ray Illinois, ME 

*Dixon, Cincinnati C Central Tennessee, ME 

Dixon, Edwin C. (10-17) West Wisconsin, ME 

Dougan, Egbert W Savannah, ME 

*Dryden, Kenneth H Nebraska, ME 

*Drysdale, William C Illinois, ME 

*Dudley, Albert H ......^ Baltimore, ME,S 

Duncombe, Franklin Philadelphia, ME 

Dunning, James E. (12-17) Southern California, ME 

Duren, W. L. Louisiana, ME,S 

Durrett, John Tennessee, ME,S 

*Dykes, L. W Maryland, MP 

*Eakes, M. M. (6-4; 8-7) Oklahoma, ME,S 

Edwards, Frederick C lowa-Des Moines, ME 

Edwards, Loren M Colorado, ME 

*Eells, Linden L Nebraska, ME 

*Elkins, R. A. (1-9; 5-5; 9-14) Memphis, ME,S 

*Elliot, Loren J North Indiana, ME 

*Eliiott, William J Philadelphia, ME 

*Ellzey, Tom V. (11-32) Northwest Texas, ME.S 

Ericson, Charles G Eastern Swedish, ME 

Eva, Sidney D. (12-15) Detroit, ME 

*Evans, L. L Oklahoma, ME.S 

*Everson, Ray D Indiana, ME 

Fain, Galen C Memphis, ME,S 

Fain, J. E South Georgia, ME,S 

*Farmer, Mrs. H. R. (1-2) Southwest Missouri, ME,S 

*Fawcett, William C North Dakota, ME 

*Fawks, R. W Missouri, ME.S 

Feeman, H. L Pittsburgh, MP 

*Ferguson, Arthur P California, ME 

*Ferguson, C. W. Western Virginia, ME.S 

Ferris, E. L Indiana, MP 

*Few, W. W West Texas, ME,S 

*Fields, Mrs. Z. R Southwest, ME 

*Flanders, William E. Northern New York, ME 

*Flowers, R. L North Carolina, ME,S 

Ford, C. Oscar New England, ME 

*Forman, J. M. North Mississippi, ME.S 



102 Journal of the Uniting Cofiference 

Name Conference and Church 

*Fowler, Luther Mississippi, MP 

*Franke, William F. (R.C.; 2-4) Alabama, ME 

Franklin, Marvin A North Alabama, ME,S 

Franklin, S. W Oklahoma, ME,S 

Frazer, John W Alabama, ME,S 

Frazier, F. L. (R.C.; 4-11) South Carolina, MP 

^Friedman, Oliver A Wisconsin, ME 

Fry, J. A. B Pacific, ME,S 

*Fuller, T. E Little Rock, ME,S 

Fultz, B. J Onondaga, MP 

*Galloway, Sam A. (R.C.; 2-8) North Arkansas, ME,S 

Gamble, Foster K. (8-1) North Alabama, ME,S 

*Gammon, Burton O. lowa-Des Moines, ME 

Gardner, Nelson S. Southwest Kansas, ME 

Garrett, Elza N Missouri, ME 

Garth, Schuyler E. (11-26) Northeast Ohio, ME 

*Gibson, Miss Gladys Southwest Kansas, ME 

*Gibson, J. K Kentucky, ME,S 

*Gifford, Blaine H. (9-3) Erie, ME 

*Gilhousen, Mrs. F. B Ohio, MP 

Gillett, Ira E Africa, ME 

Gleaton, W. D. (R.C.; 2-10; 4-21) South Carolina, ME,S 

*Goericke, Otto Europe, ME 

*Grace, J. Harry Baltimore, ME 

*Gray, H. D Upper South Carolina, ME,S 

*Gray, James A Western North Carolina, ME,S 

Green, C. R Iowa-Missouri, MP 

Green, John D. Northeast Ohio, ME 

*Green, W. Cooper North Alabama, ME,S 

Grimes, Charles C Northwest Texas, ME,S 

Grimm, P. E Ohio, MP 

*Gross, Hezekiah K Savannah, ME 

Grummon, A. Ray Illinois, ME 

*Guerry, T. H. (R.C.; 2-11) South Georgia, ME,S 

*Guilds, J. C South Carolina, ME,S 

Gunby, Walter E Wilmington, ME 

Gunn, Elmer C Louisiana, ME,S 

Gunter, A. L Upper South Carolina, ME,S 

Haddaway, G. W. (10-30) Maryland, MP 

*Hadsall, M. L. Michigan, MP 

*Haggerty, Floyd Onondaga, MP 

Hagner, Feodor East German, ME 

*Hall, Elias W Mississippi, ME 

*Hall, Joseph B. Pacific Northwest, ME 

Hallman, Ernest C Wilmington, ME 

*Halmhuber, Paul G. (R.C.) Detroit, ME 

Halter, Arthur A Missouri, ME 

Hamilton, Frank A Holston, ME 

Hamilton, Hugh K California, ME 

Hamilton, Harry S Idaho, ME 

Hampton, Joseph M Holston, ME 

Hamrick, W. L Mississippi, MP 

Hand, Howard E Philadelphia, ME 

Handy, William T. (12-9) Louisiana, ME 

Hank, P. M. Virginia, ME,S 



The Methodist Church 103 

Name Conference and Church 

Hann, Edwin F. Nev/ Jersey, ME 

*Hansen, A. W Norwegian and Danish, ME 

*Harmeling, Karl Holston, ME,S 

Harold, Ernest F. (5-11) Pacific Northwest, ME 

*Harper, Leonard Indiana, MP 

Harper, R. H. Louisiana, ME,S 

*Harrison, F. H. West Texas, ME,S 

Harrison, Jabez C. Oregon, ME 

*Harrison, W. H Maryland, MP 

*Harshbarger, Charles C Northwest Iowa, ME 

Hart, F. E Michigan, MP 

♦Hartley, Charles H West Virginia, ME 

Hartman, P. D Northwest, ME,S 

Hartsfield, Gaston (10-39; 11-30) West Texas, ME,S 

Hawk, John C. China, ME,S 

Hawver, Harley D New Hampshire, ME 

Hayden, R. S North Arkansas, ME,S 

Hayes, L. B. Western North Carolina, ME,S 

*Hayes, Robert B. Louisiana, ME 

*Haynes, N. J Pacific, ME,S 

Haywood, John W. (9-5) East Tennessee, ME 

*Hazel, Mrs. Gail Missouri, MP 

*Hazen, John B Pacific Northwest, ME 

Henderson, C. E Missouri, MP 

Henderson, Joseph M Genesee, ME 

Henke, Arthur W Upper Iowa, ME 

Henry, Albert E Southwest Kansas, ME 

Henry, David W Delaware, ME 

*Heutess, Mrs. Arthur (R.C.; 3-9) Alabama, MP 

Hicks, Guy M. (11-21) Louisiana, ME.S 

Hill, B. 0. Western Mexican, ME,S 

Hillman, Paul M. (5-10) Nebraska, ME 

*Hinkle, Hamet D. (R.C.; 2-1) Indiana, ME 

Hobbs, A. J North Carolina, ME,S 

Holland, H. C North Georgia, ME,S 

*Hoover, George A. Northeast Ohio, ME 

Hopkins, O. K Cuba, ME,S 

Hoppe, J. L Holston, ME,S 

Hortin, Paul R. (6-9; 8-11) Saint Johns River, ME 

Horton, John L. (9-15; 10-14; 11-7) Memphis, ME,S 

♦Houston, J. G North Mississippi, ME,S 

Hoyt, Clare C Wyoming State, ME 

*Huckle, Thomas 0. (10-1; 10-38) Michigan, ME 

*Huffor, Earl (2-21) Texas, ME.S 

*Hull, Samuel A Florida, ME 

♦Hummel, Mrs. G. W. (3-4; 9-1) Louisville, ME.S 

Humphrey, William D Illinois, ME.S 

♦Humphreys, Norman H Pittsburgh, ME 

Hunter, J. D North Alabama, ME,S 

♦Hutchinson, Mrs. Ruth B Wisconsin, ME 

♦Insley, W. H Maryland, MP 

Ivy, C. L. North Mississippi, MP 

♦Jackson, Henrietta L. Washington, ME 

♦Jackson, James R. Rock River, ME 

♦Jakes, J. W. (1-6; 2-19) Tennessee, ME.S 



104 Journal of the Uniting Conference 

Name Conference and Church 

James, Edward China, ME 

James, Glenn C Saint Johns River, ME 

*Jaquith, W. E. (deceased) Central New York, ME 

Jeffras, Charles W New England, ME 

*Jett, Robert S. (5-7; 6-13) Maryland, MP 

*Johnson, Mrs. A. C. (10-11) Louisville, ME,S 

Johnson, A. J. Texas, MP 

Johnson, Iver M Illinois, ME 

Johnson, Melville, (deceased) North Mississippi, ME,S 

* Johnson, Mrs. Pinkie D. Texas, ME 

Johnson, Ramund Onondaga, MP 

Jones, Hubert D New York East, ME 

Jones, J. Ira Ohio, ME 

*Jones, L. L Alabama, MP 

* Jones, Mrs. Lillian L. Tennessee, ME 

Jones, William T. (R.C.; 2-15) Indiana, ME 

Jorns, Elza L Oklahoma, ME 

Jose, John F Pittsburgh, ME 

Keiser, Roy N. Philadelphia, ME 

Kellar, Frederick J Europe, ME 

*Kelley, Mrs. C. I Tennessee, MP 

*Kendall, Franklin H Northeast Ohio, ME 

*Kesler, J. C. Western North Carolina, ME,S 

King, H. M West Texas, ME.S 

*King, L. E Kentucky, ME.S 

*Kirk,' Walter F Ohio, ME 

*Knapp, Seaman A. (9-S-3) lowa-Des Moines, ME 

*Kuykendall, George Texas, MP 

Langdon, B. F Illinois, MP 

*Leavitt, Henry P Southern California, ME 

*Lee, Charles Northwest Indiana, ME 

Leggett, J. T Mississippi, ME.S 

*Leighbody, Glenn W. Genesee, ME 

*Leonard, T. W • ■ • ^ Pittsburgh, MP 

*Lewis, A. L Texas, MP 

Lewis, George W. Tennessee, ME 

*Lewis, Miss Harriet Colorado, ME 

*Lewis, Vernon E. Montana State, ME 

*Lightner, Lawrence H Central West, ME 

Lindley, P. E. North Carolina, MP 

*Lindsay, Mrs. F. F Northern Minnesota, ME 

Link, J. N. (10-32) Maryland, MP 

Linton, R. S. Ohio, MP 

Lipscomb, L. N. (1-4) Northwest Texas, ME.S 

Lipsky, Bailey G Vermont, ME 

Lochridge, Frank H. (10-10) Dakota, ME 

*Long, Mrs. C. C Ohio, ME 

Longnecker, William A. (2-17) lowa-Des Moines, ME 

Loomis, H. B Onondaga, MP 

*Lord, A. Taylor Wyoming, ME 

Lott, W. R. (4-14) North Mississippi, ME,S 

*Loucks, Charles O Rock River, ME 

Love, Edgar A. Washington, ME 

Love, Ernest C Northern New York, ME 

Luetzow, H. H. (9-12) Southwest Missouri, ME,S 



The Methodist Church 105 

Name Conference and Church 

Lund, Elmer F. Central Northwest, ME 

Lynch, A. H. Alabama, MP 

Lynch, W. 0. (10-42) Arkansas. MP 

Lyons, J. L Pacific, ME.S 

Madison, J. C North Carolina, MP 

*Malone, E. R Alabama, ME,S 

Mann, J. W. Little Rock, ME,S 

Mansberger, Arlie R. (4-1; 4-10) Pittsburgh, MP 

*Marr, Wade North Carolina, ME,S 

Martin, Wilsie Southern California, ME 

Mason, J. J. West Texas, ME,S 

^Masters, Kathryn F Northeast Ohio, ME 

*Mather, Wiley W Southern California, ME 

Mathis, Eugene M. Memphis, ME,S 

Mathis, W. C. Fort Smith-Oklahoma, MP 

*Matthews, Elmer C. New Jersey, ME 

Matthews, M. L Fort Smith-Oklahoma, MP 

* Matthews, Mrs. M. B. (R.C.) Maryland, MP 

*Maxwell, Gala Michigan, MP 

Maxwell, M. M. (7-5; 8-9; 11-18) North Georgia, ME,S 

McCormack. William R Kansas, ME 

*McCoy, Mrs. J. L. (3-8; 4-3) Kansas, ME 

*McCullough, J. Bruce (2-20) New England Southern, ME 

McDade, EdAvin C Nebraska, ME 

*McElreath, Walter North Georgia, ME.S 

*McEwen, W. B. Western North Carolina, ME,S 

*McGlammery, B. E Central Texas, ME,S 

*McGough, B. F Arizona, ME,S 

*McKeithen, J, W. Louisiana, MP 

*McKibbin, Harold B. (R.C; 2-13) Southwest Kansas, ME 

McLarty, E. K Western North Carolina, ME,S 

McLaughlin, Willard J India, ME 

McLeod, J. F Alabama, ME,S 

McNutt, D. C. (10-41) North Alabama, ME,S 

McPherson, Harry W. Illinois, ME 

McQueen, M. Wayne (9-S-5) Northeast Ohio, ME 

*McQui3ton, Jackson C. Pittsburgh, ME 

*Mead, Mrs. Charles L. (12-3) Missouri, ME 

Melbert, N. H. (5-2) Texas, ME,S 

*Mentzer, Judd A. Wyoming State, ME 

Merring, Edwin E. Central New York, ME 

*Metcalf, CD. North Arkansas, ME,S 

Mettam, John W. (11-28) Minnesota, ME 

Milburn, James E. (9-8) Holston, ME 

-Milden, A. W North Mississippi, ME,S 

*Miller, Miss Alpha J Africa, ME 

*Miller, Grady North Alabama, ME,S 

*Mills, O. A. West Texas, ME,S 

*Miner, Alton T. New England Southern, ME 

Mitchell, Albert J. (12-20) Washington, ME 

*Mitchell, Andrew S Ohio, ME 

*Montes de Oca, Juan Cuba, ME,S 

^Montgomery, CM West Texas, ME,S 

*Montgomery, S. P North Carolina, MP 

Mood, R. Gibbs (5-9; 7-4) North Texas, ME,S 

='^Moore, A. H Pacific, ME,S 



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Name Conference and Church 

Moore, E. C Alabama, ME,S 

Moore, Joseph G. Indiana, ME 

*Moore, Mrs. T. V. Florida, ME.S 

*Morling, Mrs. W. H Northwest Iowa, ME 

*Morris, C. G. North Carolina, ME,S 

*Morris, Percy F. California, ME 

Morton, C. J Ohio, MP 

Moser, C. H. Western North Carolina, ME.S 

Mullig'an, T. C. Maryland, MP 

*Murphree, John C. North Texas, ME.S 

*Musselman, De Lafayette L. Illinois, ME 

Myres, W. A. (R.C.; 4-19; 6-15) Florida, ME.S 

Nailez, Alfredo Texas Mexican, ME,S 

*Napier, T. H. North Alabama, ME,S 

Neal, T. Edgar Central Texas, ME,S 

Neill, J. L Mississippi, ME,S 

*Neithercut, Charles Detroit, ME 

*Newell, C. D. Iowa-Missouri, MP 

*Nichols, I. C. Louisiana, ME,S 

Nicholson, R. Y. (1-13) Maryland, MP 

*Nipper, Roy, Arkansas, MP 

Nixon, Lloyd H Michigan, ME 

Northcott, H. Clifford Illinois, ME 

*Norton, E. B. Alabama, ME,S 

*Nye, Mrs. Florence K. Central New York, ME 

Odom, Clyde W. (11-25; 12-6) Kansas, ME 

Oechsli, Leonard (12-16) Southern California, ME 

Olmstead, J. Harrison (12-7) Genesee, ME 

*0'Neal, C. T Oklahoma, ME 

*Oram, Miss Jean Northeast Ohio, ME 

*Orbin, Jess Pittsburgh, MP 

*Ostrom, Mrs. Henry E. Indiana, ME 

*Overstreet, C. A Little Rock, ME,S 

*Page, George H. Southern California, ME 

Pardue, Mrs. Mary E Louisiana, MP 

Parker, Albert A. India, ME 

*Parker, W. W St. Louis, ME.S 

*Parks, N. J. Maryland, MP 

*Patton, W. C. Memphis, ME.S 

Payton, Jacob S. (2-16; 8-5) Pittsburgh, ME 

*Peeler, C. B. (R.C.; 4-20; 6-14) Florida, ME,S 

*Peeler, J. T. (R.C.) Memphis, ME,S 

*PefFer, Daniel R., Sr Philadelphia, ME 

Pennell, Joseph R. Wyoming, ME 

*Pennington, Mrs. Frank G. Nebraska, ME 

Pentz, D. M. (12-14) Kansas, MP 

Perdew, William C. ■;•-.;: Michigan, ME 

Perry, James A. ."! . . ^ Troy, ME 

Peterson, Charles L Southern Illinois, ME 

Pfoutz, Frank E. Nebraska, ME 

*Phelps, Francis M Oregon, ME 

*Phelps, Harley R Northern New York, ME 

Phillips, W. Roy South Carolina, ME.S 

Pierce, Ralph M Rock River, ME 



The Methodist Church 107 

Name Conference and Church 

*Pitts, C. A Fort Smith-Oklahoma, MP 

*Poe, Cyrus Virginia, MP 

*Poffenberger, Alvin C. New Jersey, ME 

*Pohlman, George (5-1 ; 6-5) Missouri, ME,S 

*Pollard, Mrs. J. B. (8-6) Louisiana, ME,S 

Porter, H. B North Carolina, ME,S 

*Powell, Mrs. Benson M. (11-14) Kansas, ME 

Prater, J. D. Southwest Missouri, ME,S 

*Pratt, Ben E. Western Virginia, ME,S 

*Prewitt, T. A. (9-6) Little Rock, ME,S 

*Pritchett, Cassius J Illinois, ME 

*Quay, Ernest E Wyoming, ME 

Queen, Joseph W. Atlanta, ME 

Quimby, Karl K. (R.C.) Newark, ME 

*Rapp, Albert Saint Johns River, ME 

*Ramos, Mrs. Jovita Texas Mexican, ME,S 

Rankin, William P California, ME 

Ratliff, H. M. West Texas, ME,S 

*Ratliff, Mrs. W. H. (R.C; 4-18; 5-22; 9-22) North Mississippi, ME,S 

*Rauschkolb, Frederick G. Southern Illinois, ME 

*Rawlings, Garrett D Washington, ME 

*Rawls, J. F. (9-4; 11-35) Tennessee, ME,S 

Ray, C. K Baltimore, ME,S 

*Ray, John H Baltimore, ME,S 

*Redd, J. H Virginia, ME,S 

*Reed, G. N Virginia, ME,S 

*Reed, I. H. Southwest Missouri, ME,S 

*Regnell, Arthur Central Northwest, ME 

*Reid, William W.. New York East, ME 

Reuckert, F. E Illinois, MP 

*Rich, Robert F. Central Pennsylvania, ME 

Richardson, F. M. Baltimore, ME,S 

Ricks, William B. Tennessee, ME,S 

*Rinker, C. T Ohio, MP 

*Roan, Hans J. Idaho. ME 

*Roberts, George C. New England, ME 

Robinette, W. S Virginia, MP 

Robinson, Ernest W. Maine, ME 

Robinson, H. I Texas, ME,S 

Rode, Leonard J. Southern, ME 

*Rogers, Christian E Holston, ME 

Rollins, Frank J. Georgia, ME 

*Rollins, Mrs. Nat G. (1-3; 4-6; 12-21) Northwest Texas, ME,S 

*Rose, Mrs. H. D California, ME 

*Rosenberger, Mrs. S. W. (9-10) Ohio, MP 

*Ross, J. D. North Carolina, MP 

*Rowe, John A Indiana, ME 

*Roy, S. A. North Mississippi, MP 

Ruff, Robert H. (11-9) Missouri, ME,S 

Ruyle, C. E Missouri, ME.S 

*Ryder, Frank H Troy, ME 

*Sanks, Leroy W. Central Alabama, ME 

*Satterfield, C.N Maryland, MP 

*Savage, E. W. (R.C; 3-7; 4-9) Kentucky, ME.S 



108 Journal of the Uniting Conference 

Name Conference and Church 

■ Saye, C. W Missouri, MP 

*Scai'borough, Mrs. Bessie J Upper Mississippi, ME 

Scott, Julius S Texas, ME 

*Searcy, Hubert (8-4) Alabama, ME,S 

Seaton, John L. Michigan, ME 

Secrest, Paul E. (11-33) Northeast Ohio, ME 

Selah, William B. (11-6) Memphis, ME,S 

Selby, J. A West Virginia, MP 

Semans, Ray L. Rock River, ME 

*Seymour, Edward Nebraska, ME 

Seymour, L. W. (12-11) Central Texas, ME,S 

Shearer, G. W. New Mexico, ME,S 

*Shell, Mrs. J. W. (10-6) Pittsburgh, MP 

Shelton, F. B Holston, ME,S 

Shepherd, William W. (10-8) Kentucky, ME 

Sheppard, R. Burton Wisconsin, ME 

Sherrill, William S Southwest, ME 

Shipman, Raymond M lowa-Des Moines, ME 

*Shockley, 0. M Wilmington, ME 

*Short, S. H Virginia, ME,S 

*Showalter, J. W. (8-8; 9-23; 10-19) Southwest Missouri, ME,S 

Shue, Allen C. Central Pennsylvania, ME 

*Shumacker, William H Michigan, ME 

*Simpson, Leverett J Genesee, ME 

*Simpson, W. R. Georgia, MP 

Skelton, David E Lexington, ME 

Sledd, Andrew (deceased) Alabama, ME,S 

*Small, J. F Virginia, ME,S 

Smart, W. A Virginia, ME,S 

Smith, Alfred F Missouri, ME,S 

Smith, Charles H North Indiana, ME 

Smith, Charles M Pittsburgh, MP 

Smith, Frank H Japan, ME 

Smith, Phillips B North Indiana, ME 

Smith, Robert J. (R.C.; 2-6) Oklahoma, ME 

*Smith, Robert L West Texas, ME 

Smith, W. Stanley (11-34) Northeast Ohio, ME 

*Smoak, W. W South Carolina, ME,S 

*Smythe, M. G Texas, ME,S 

*Snetser, Mrs. B. E North Arkansas, ME,S 

Sory, R. Central Texas, ME,S 

Spann, J. Richard Louisiana, ME,S 

*Sparkman, John North Alabama, ME,S 

Spaugy, Lemon D Pittsburgh, ME 

Spaulding, W. F , Onondaga, MP 

*Squire, Melvin Dakota, ME 

Stacey, Fred W New York, ME 

Stanton, E. M. (3-5) Texas, ME,S 

*Starmer, W. B Northwest, ME,S 

Stearns, Harold G Central New York, ME 

*Steele, J. T South Carolina, MP 

Stephens, J. E. (4-15) North Mississippi, ME,S 

*Stevens, Miss Lucy Illinois, MP 

*Stewart, Mrs. L. W. (4-7) Michigan, ME 

*Stiles, George W. Colorado, ME 

Stockwell, B. Foster South America, ME 

*Stockwell, Miss Grace L. (6-2) India, ME 



The Methodist Church 109 

Name Conference and Church 

Stone, E. D Maryland, MP 

*Stone, Mrs. Fred North Arkansas, ME,S 

Stoody, Ralph W New England Southern, ME 

*Strader, G. S. (8-12) Holston, ME,S 

*Stribling, Roy Missouri, MP 

Stuckey, L. N Louisville, ME,S 

*Stump, Charles R North Indiana, ME 

^Summers, Mrs. L. C Oklahoma, ME,S 

Surratt, H. F North Carolina, MP 

*Surry, Emil M. Upper Iowa, ME 

Sweeney, Samuel H. Lexington, ME 

Talbert, Charles A Upper Mississippi, ME 

*Tanner, L, J Iowa-Missouri, MP 

*Tatum, Mrs. S. Homer Memphis, ME,S 

*Tatum, W. Mississippi, ME,S 

*Taylor, John A Missouri, ME 

Taylor, P. P. (12-25) Missouri, ME,S 

*Taylor, W. W Ohio, MP 

Templin, Lester R Northwest Kansas, ME 

Thompson, John Rock River, ME 

Thorpe, George H. Illinois, ME 

Timerman, Donald Ohio, ME 

*Timmons, Mrs. Christian N. Rock River, ME 

*Tipton, William H. Northwest Kansas, ME 

*Tobson, Charles Western Norwegian-Danish, ME 

Tolbert, R. C Ohio, MP 

Tripp, Ernest F Troy, ME 

*Tsao, Mrs. S. H China, ME,S 

Tucker, Robert L Ohio, ME 

Turley, Charles E .: Ohio, ME 

Turner, A. Fred Florida, ME,S 

Turner, Frederick J Wisconsin, ME 

Turner, Horace Montana State, ME 

Turner, Walter L Central Alabama, ME 

Tuttle, CO Virginia, ME,S 

Twiggs, L. M North Georgia, ME,S 

*Ulland, Joseph S. (8-13) Northern Minnesota, ME 

*Van Antwerp, Harry N. (3-1) Troy, ME 

*Vancil, E. E Fort Smith-Oklahoma, MP 

*Vancura, Mrs. M. Czechoslovak, ME,S 

Vancura, V. Czechoclovak, ME;,S 

Vermilya, Charles E Wyoming, ME 

Vivion, King (8-15; 9-25) Tennessee, ME,S 

Voellny, Eduard Europe, ME 

*Wade, Mrs. H. King Little Rock, ME,S 

Walker, A. T. (1-7; 2-18) Texas, ME,S 

*Walker, Mrs. C. S. New Mexico, ME,S 

* Walker, Clarice D Delaware, ME 

*Walker, E. L Louisiana, ME.S 

*Walker, Mrs. Mary Ohio, MP 

Walker, 0. L Arizona, ME,S 

Walker, Thomas H. B Florida, ME 

Wallace, Charles L North Dakota, ME 



110 Journal of the Uniting Conference 

Name Conference and Church 

Walton, A. G North Arkansas, ME,S 

Walton, A. J Western Virginia, ME,S 

Walton, C. W Alabama, MP 

*WardIow, F. W Louisiana, MP 

Wark, Homer E. (11-11) West Virginia, ME 

Warren, John W. Northern New York, ME 

Wasson, A. W. (8-2) North Arkansas, ME,S 

Watkins, A. C Kentucky, MP 

*Watkins, Mrs. A. C Kentucky, MP 

* Watkins, Wilson P. West Wisconsin, ME 

Watson, R. H. M. Mississippi, MP 

Watson, W. C. Little Rock, ME,S 

*Webb, Charles W New Hampshire, ME 

*Wedemeyer, Mrs. B. B. (9-11) Central Texas, ME,S 

*Weekly, K. W. (R.C.) West Virginia, MP 

*Weir, Benjamin Hlinois, ME 

Weldon, J. W. (4-6; 5-8) Louisville, ME,S 

*Welker, Miss Edith New York East, ME 

Welliver, Lester A. (11-29) Central Pennsylvania, ME 

*Wells, F. L Virginia, ME,S 

*Wells, Jere North Georgia, ME,S 

*West, C. D Mississippi, MP 

* Westf all, J. B West Virginia, MP 

Whaling, H. M., Jr Texas, ME,S 

*Wharton, J. H Oklahoma, ME,S 

Wheaton, James D. Mississippi, ME 

*Wheaton, Miss Ruth (10-18; 11-15; 12-8) Ohio, ME 

*Whisler, Alvin R Southern California, ME 

Whitaker, H. W. (5-4) Kentuckv, ME,S 

White, Charles M Blue Ridge- Atlantic, ME 

White, R. W. (10-31; 11-16) Maryland, MP 

Whitehead, T.J North Carolina, MP 

Whitiker, Charles E West Texas, ME 

*Whitley, Henry (10-37) Arkansas, MP 

* Wickline, Robert L Pittsburgh, ME 

^Wilkinson, J. W. F Erie, ME 

*Will, Herman, Jr. (R.C; 3-15; 3-17; 7-9) Rock River, ME 

Williams, E. B North Arkansas, ME,S 

Williams, G. Ellis Baltimore, ME 

Williams, H. E. Iowa-Missouri, MP 

Williams, Thomas F Northwest Indiana, ME 

* Williams, Walter Indiana, MP 

* Williamson, William T West Virginia, ME 

* Wilson, Harwell Florida, ME,S 

Wilson, J. H South Georgia, ME,S 

* Wilson, Miss Retta I India, ME 

*Wimberly, R. S South Georgia, ME,S 

*Windels, Charles M. (R.C; 2-3) East German, ME 

* Windham, W. C Texas, ME,S 

* Winter, Miss Bert North Georgia, ME,S 

*Wiseman, W. H. (6-6) Tennessee, ME,S 

Wolfe, John L West Virginia, ME 

Womack, W. Vance (9-26; 10-23) North Arkansas, ME,S 

*Wong, Miss Pearl China, ME 

Woodard, Abram S. Indiana, ME 

*Woodley, Mark Southern Illinois, ME 

* Woods, Mrs. Rufus Pacific Northwest, ME 



The Methodist Church 111 

Name Conference and Church 

*Woodson, J. R Texas, ME,S 

*Woodworth, W. W Oklahoma, ME,S 

Worley, E. D Holston, ME,S 

Worley, Lloyd F. New York East, ME 

Wright, Cal C Northwest Texas, ME,S 

*Wright, Mrs. Frank S ,. /.,.).'j.K?r< ^Z-- •■ Vermont, ME 

*Wright, Harry B . . . . . .V'. ."'. Wilmington, ME 

*Wright, Thomas S North Carolina, ME 

Wright, W. F. Maryland, MP 

Yarbrough, J. F. North Georgia, ME,S 

Yates, Earl U. (10-7) Southern Illinois, ME 

Yeager, I. L : Louisiana, MP 

Young, Claude -.-.T. ■.■j.,\ ....:.. .'.". Northwest Indiana, ME 

Young, S. H. (1-5) Northwest Texas, ME,S 

*Ziegler, Mrs. Bernhard C Wisconsin, ME 

^Zimmerman, Henry M. (9-7) Kentucky, ME 



GENERAL STANDING COMMITTEES 

NO. 1. COMMITTEE ON CONFERENCES 

"To which shall be referred all rules and regulations, memorials, 
petitions, etc., relating to Church, Quarterly, District, Annual, Juris- 
dictional, Central, Genei'al, and other Conferences." 

George W. Henson, Chairman; J. N. R. Score, Vice-C hair-man; Roy 
H. Short, Secretary. 

(* Denotes Lay Delegate) 

Name Annual Conference and Church 

Abbott, Benjamin F. Central West, ME 

Abernathy, John R. Oklahoma, ME,S 

*Adkins, Fred P. Maryland, MP 

*Anderson, J. Edward Central Northwest, ME 

Arvidson, Theodore Europe, ME 

Barnard, Lawrence M. Erie, ME 

Barton, K. P West Texas, ME,S 

Bell, C. C. Virginia, ME,S 

Blackburn, R. T Oklahoma, ME,S 

*Boyd, David A Florida, ME 

*Brewer, R. L., Jr Virginia, ME,S 

*Brock, W. E Holston, ME.S 

Bunting, John J Wilmington, ME 

Burns, J. E West Virginia, MP 

*Calhoun, Galloway Texas, ME,S 

Canter, Harry M Baltimore, ME,S 

*Carman, Edward R. New York East, ME 

Cartwright, Frank T China, ME 

Casaday, T. C. Alabama, MP 

*Clark, B. C Oklahoma, ME,S 

Clarke, Fred Indiana. MP 

Clarke, H. P Virginia, ME,S 

*Coble, M. A. North Carolina, MP 

*Coleman, Wade H. Western Virginia, ME,S 

Coleman, William H. Arizona, ME,S 

*Collins, Elmer E Montana State, ME 

Court, Frank W. Upper Iowa, ME 

*Crabbe, George W Baltimore, ME 

Curtis, V. C North Mississippi, ME,S 

Curtis, W. M Alabama, ME,S 

*Davidson, H. New Mexico, ME,S 

Davison, Samuel T. Erie, ME 

^Dickinson, Luren D. Michigan, ME 

*Ding, Mrs. Emily China, ME 

Dixon, L. E. Kansas, MP 

*Dunham, H. A. Western North Carolina, ME,S 

Dunkle, William F Florida, ME,S 

*Easter, John E Baltimore, ME,S 

112 



The Methodist Church 113 

Name Annual Conference and Church 

Edwards, John R Baltimore, ME 

♦Ellison, J. T Alabama, ME,S 

Engebretsen, Frederik Western Norwegian-Danish, ME 

Engle, James W West Virginia, ME 

Fesmire, William J. Central Tennessee, ME 

Fowler, George A Rock River, ME 

Fribley, Fremont E North Indiana, ME 

Frye, Irvin South Carolina, MP 

*Garrison, E.J North Alabama, ME,S 

*Graver, E. H Ohio, MP 

*Greenslit, Henry M Nebraska, ME 

Greer, R. E Holston, ME,S 

Hamlett, Earl G Memphis, ME,S 

Hargett, Ira M Oklahoma, ME 

*Harman, J. H Louisville, ME,S 

Harrell, L. A. South Georgia, ME,S 

Hartman, Lewis O. New England, ME 

Haver, Mathias S. Europe, ME 

Henson, George W. Philadelphia, ME 

Hickman, Frank S North Carolina, ME,S 

Hinkle, D. E Tennessee, ME,S 

Hislop, Edward Missouri, ME 

*Holler, J. C Upper South Carolina, ME,S 

*Hollis, Carl Little Rock, ME,S 

*Hooper, Granville Wilmington, ME 

*Hoover, Arthur L Northeast Ohio, ME 

Hughes, William A. C Washington, ME 

Hunt, B. M Mississippi, ME,S 

*Jones, David D North Carolina, ME 

Jones, Edward M Central Alabama, ME 

Jordan, G. Ray Western North Carolina, ME.S 

*Jordan, Miles W. Texas, ME 

Judd, Albert G Northern New York, ME 

Keen, Samuel A. Genesee, ME 

*Kemp, Gary A Northwest Kansas, ME 

Kenney, John R Pacific, ME,S 

Kestle, Asa J. Ohio, ME 

Keve, Wiley A Kansas, ME 

*Kyle, John W. North Mississippi, ME,S 

Lambeth, W. A Western North Carolina, ME,S 

*Locke, A. W. West Virginia, MP 

*Martin, Boyce Central Texas, ME,S 

Martin, Eldon H Vermont, ME 

*McComas, Warren Iowa-Missouri, MP 

McCoy, E. L South Carolina, ME,S 

*McCulloch, Stephen W Southern California, ME 

*McElroy, George S Georgia, ME 

*McGinnis, H. B Tennessee, ME,S 

*Meek, Paul Memphis, ME,S 

Moffatt, Elbert M India, ME 



114 Journal of the Uniting Conference 

Name Annual Conference and Church 

*Onderdonk, Mrs. F. S Texas Mexican, ME,S 

Orear, E. H St. Louis, ME,S 

Parker, F. N Louisiana, ME,S 

*Patton, John A. Lexington, ME 

Pearce, W. M Northwest Texas, ME,S 

Pierce, A. M. North Georgia, ME,S 

*Pinckney, Thaddeus H. South Carolina, ME 

Prichard, J. E North Carolina, MP 

*Purvance, Ernest Northwest, ME,S 

*Redwine, M. C Kentucky, ME,S 

Rice, Samuel C Kentucky, ME 

Richardson, Channing A. California, ME 

*Riggs, Mrs. Jeptha St. Louis, ME,S 

^Roberts, E. Howard Wisconsin, ME 

*Roberts, Warren South Georgia, ME,S 

Rugg, Earle M India, ME 

Ryan, Harry G North Texas, ME,S 

Sandmeyer, Edwin G Illinois, ME 

Schevenius, Carl W Norwegian and Danish, ME 

Score, J. N. R Central Texas, ME,S 

*Self, W. D North Alabama, ME,S 

*Sexton, Mrs. G. S., Jr Louisville, ME,S 

Short, Roy H Louisville, ME,S 

Sigg, Ferdinand Europe, ME 

*Slaughter, N. G North Georgia, ME,S 

*Smith, W. T Pittsburgh, MP 

*Spurgeon, William H Colorado, ME 

Stanton, Daniel H Atlanta, ME 

Stapleton, Robert L Holston, ME 

Steinkraus, John H East German, ME 

*Stevens, B. M Mississippi, ME,S 

Stevenson, H. M North Alabama, ME,S 

*Stuck, Charles A North Arkansas, ME,S 

Taylor, B. P Western Virginia, ME,S 

*Tilley, Mrs. M. E. North Georgia, ME,S 

*Tyler, Mrs. Fannie D Washington, ME 

Tyson, W. Galloway Philadelphia, ME 

*Van Deusen, Henry R Wyoming, ME 

*Vincent, E. R Michigan, MP 

Wahl, Frederick W Missouri, ME 

Westerberg, Thor J. Central Northwest, ME 

* Williams, Miss Arsania M Central West, ME 

Williams, J. C Ohio, MP 

* Willson, J. M Northwest Texas, ME,S 

Wilson, Guy H Texas, ME,S 

*Wilson, 0. L Fort Smith-Oklahoma, MP 

*Woosley, 0. V Western North Carolina, ME,S 



The Methodist Church 115 

NO. 2. COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY AND JUDICIAL 
ADMINISTRATION 

"To which shall be referred all rules and regulations, memorials, 
petitions, etc., regarding Bishops, traveling preachers, and local 
preachers, pastors, and presiding elders or district superintendents; 
trial and appeal, and the Judicial Council." 

Orien W. Fifer, Chairman; Henry M. Andrews, Vice-Chairtnan; 
Frank L. Shaffer, Secretary. 

(* Denotes Lay Delegate) 

Name Annual Conference and Church 

*Acker, T. E Texas, ME,S 

Aitken, Walter Nebraska, ME 

*Anderson, W. T South Georgia, ME,S 

Andrews, Henry M. Alabama, ME,S 

Andrews, R. M. North Carolina, MP 

Arvidson, Theodore Europe, ME 

*Babb, R. E Upper South Carolina, ME,S 

Baggett, John F. Tennessee, ME,S 

Baker, Earle A. Upper Iowa, ME 

♦Baldwin, Clinton D Maine, ME 

*Bartak, Joseph P Czechoslovak, ME,S 

*Bartak, Mrs. Joseph P Czechoslovak, ME,S 

*Batts, W. O Tennessee, ME,S 

Bayley, Francis R Baltimore, ME 

Beck, Bert D. Northwest Indiana, ME 

Beery, Edgar C Baltimore, ME,S 

*Beeson, M. A Oklahoma, ME,S 

Bell, George M Wyoming, ME 

*Bethune, Mrs. Mary M South Florida, ME 

*Bright, George W. Western Virginia, ME,S 

Brown, Earl R. Northeast Ohio, ME 

Buckner, Walter C. Southern California, ME 

Burgum, Leslie R. North Dakota, ME 

Butler, J. E. Arkansas, MP 

*Cantlin, Jacob Rock River, ME 

*Carr, R. B North Alabama, ME,S 

*Childers, M. A West Texas, ME,S 

Clark, J. L Kentucky, ME,S 

Claypool, James V. New England Southern, ME 

*Cooper, Elridge M West Texas, ME 

*Cooper, W. B North Carolina, ME,S 

Crane, Henry H Detroit, ME 

Davenport, G. M North Alabama, ME,S 

'''Davis, D. H. South Carolina, MP 

*Davis, Joseph H Illinois, ME,S 

Deschner, Phil Oklahoma, ME 

Dewey, Elmer C Georgia, ME 

*Dolliver, James I. Northwest Iowa, ME 

*Eanes, Ennis E. Virginia, ME,S 

*Elliott, Wesley T Virginia, ME,S 



116 Journal of the Uniting Conference 

Name Annual Conference and Church 

Farmer, R. I Ohio, MP 

Fifer, Orien W Indiana, ME 

Fletcher, Maynard O. Blue Ridge- Atlantic, ME 

Foglesong. W. H Western Virginia, ME,S 

Foster, Lloyd E Newark, ME 

*Fowler, Carl H New York, ME 

Freeman. H. T South Georgia, ME,S 

French, J. Stewart Holston, ME,S 

*Gettle, Homer R North Indiana, ME 

*Gibbs, Merton S Genesee, ME 

Glenn, John C Southwest Missouri, ME,S 

Golden, James W. Tennessee, ME 

Goodwin, Levi P. lowa-Des Moines, ME 

Grant, T, McM North Carolina, ME,S 

*Griffin, DeWitt Florida, ME,S 

Hall, Claude C Southern Illinois, ME 

*Hammer, Mrs. W. C North Carolina, MP 

Hanna, F. B Illinois, MP 

Hardin, Smith Florida, ME,S 

*Harrah, Ezra C Colorado, ME 

Harris, Inis D Southwest Kansas, ME 

*Harris, Nat Central Texas, ME,S 

*Harrison, F. M. Virginia, MP 

*Herrigel, Fred, Jr Maryland, MP 

Hills, Roy O Wyoming State, ME 

*Holland, CO Louisiana, ME,S 

Hollowav, F. G Maryland, MP 

Holmes, W. W Louisiana, ME,S 

Hooten, C. R Northwest Texas, ME,S 

^Houston, J. G North Mississippi, ME,S 

Hummel, G. W Louisville, ME,S 

Hutchinson, Forney Oklahoma, ME,S 

*Ivey, J. B. Western North Carolina, ME,S 

James, Glenn C St. Johns River, ME 

*Jardine, Mrs. Florence Resor North Minnesota, ME 

Johnson, Levi E Mississippi, ME 

*Johnston, Smith L North Georgia, ME,S 

Johnston, Warren North Arkansas, ME,S 

Jones, Frank B Memphis, ME,S 

Jones, Guy F Texas, ME,S 

*Judd, Zebulon V Alabama, ME,S 

Kaub, Louis H Nebraska, ME 

Kaung, Z. T China, ME,S 

Kelley, C.I Tennessee, MP 

King, James F. Missouri, ME 

King, William P. North Georgia, ME,S 

King, Willis J West Texas, ME 

*Koonce, A. J North Carolina, MP 

*Lamar, George H Baltimore, ME,S 

*Love, Marvin F North Texas, ME,S 

Lyons, Ernest S Malaysia and Philippine Islands, ME 



The Methodist Church 117 

Name Annual Conference and Church 

*Lyons, Leslie J. Missouri, ME 

MacCaughey, Charles Pacific Northwest, ME 

Martin, Arba Ohio, ME 

Martin, Paul E North Texas, ME,S 

*McKay, Leo H Erie, ME 

*McMurry, William F, Memphis, ME,S 

Miller, Isaac E. Ohio, ME 

Morris, R. F Upper South Carolina, ME,S 

*Noble, Enrique Cuba, ME,S 

*Noble, Fred B St. Johns River, ME 

*Odell, Albert C Central New York, ME 

*Pace, J. W. Georgia, MP 

*Parker, Mrs. R. J Western Mexican, ME,S 

Pellowe, Albert H Michigan, ME 

Penick, Richard O Kansas. ME 

*Pewett, Mrs. Henkel North Arkansas, ME,S 

Piper, Joseph D Pittsburgh, ME 

Plyler, A. W. Western North Carolina, ME,S 

Potts, J. Manning Virginia, ME,S 

*Potts, W. O North Mississippi, MP 

Pugh, Abraham W. North Indiana, ME 

*Randal, Mrs. C. M. Northwest Texas, ME,S 

Reves, CM Little Rock, ME,S 

Rice, Merton S Detroit, ME 

*Roan, Hans J Idaho, ME 

Rugg, Earle M India, ME 

Searles, J. Wesley Genesee, ME 

Shaffer, F. L West Virginia, MP 

Shaw, J. Beverly F Mississippi, ME 

Sigg, Ferdinand Europe, ME 

*Smith, Chester A New York, ME 

Spellman, L. U West Texas, ME,S 

*Sproul, R. C, Sr Pittsburgh, MP 

Stansell, Robert B Wisconsin, ME 

Stater, Charles G. West Virginia, ME 

Stokes, Peter (deceased) South Carolina, ME,S 

Stribling, E. R Missouri, MP 

Stringfellow, LeRoy W. New Hampshire, ME 

Sutherland, B. L Mississippi, ME,S 

Swartz, Morris E. Central Pennsylvania, ME 

Tucker, Frank C Missouri, ME,S 

*Tucker, Robert C Missouri, ME 

*Tunnicliffe, John California, ME 

*Tynes, Mrs. L. A Holston, ME,S 

Ward, W. W Central Texas, ME,S 

Wasson, L. P North Mississippi, ME,S 

*Wiant, Paul P China, ME 

^Williams, F. E St. Louis, ME,S 

Winchester, Robert W North Carolina, ME 

*Woods, J. M.. Missouri, ME,S 



118 jourrud of the Uniting Conference 

Name Annual Conference and Church 

Woolever, Harry E. Central New York, ME 

*Yang, Y. C China, ME,S 

*Yoder, D. P Northwest Texas, ME,S 

NO. 3. COMMITTEE ON MEMBERSHIP AND TEMPORAL 
ECONOMY 

"To which shall be referred all rules and regulations, memorials, 
petitions, etc., regarding church membership, and conditions, duties, 
and transfer thereof; regarding Lay Activities, Stewards, Trustees, 
property; financial system of the general and local church; and such 
activities of the Church at large in and through its institutions and 
boards as are not made the specific responsibility of any other Stand- 
ing Committee." 

W. F. Bryan, Chaw-man; W. C. Hartinger, V ice-Chair trum; Costen 
J. Harrell, Secretary. 

(* Denotes Lay Delegate) 

Name Annual Conference and Church 

* Andrew, Wray Southern California, ME 

* Archer, William D Northeast Ohio, ME 

* Arnold, W. Scott Indiana, MP 

Auman, Orrin W Colorado, ME 

*Bancroft, E. Dow Ohio, ME 

Barr, W. L. New Mexico, ME,S 

*Beck, Jesse M lowa-Des Moines, ME 

*Bellomy, Edward Kentucky, MP 

*Bennett, Harry P. New Jersey, ME 

*Bethea, Dennis A. Lexington, ME 

Betz, W. H. Iowa-Missouri, MP 

*Bowman, John S South Carolina, ME,S 

*Brandenberger, Max B. Southern, ME 

*Brooks, Morris H West Texas, ME,S 

Bryan, W. F Texas, ME,S 

*Bryant, R. B Northwest Texas, ME,S 

*Campbell, John B Northwest Indiana, ME 

*Cannon, J, S. M Little Rock, ME,S 

*Chaffee, H. Almon New York East, ME 

*Cherry, Hal H Central Texas, ME,S 

*Cherry, James Northeast Ohio, ME 

*Clark, Anson C. Vermont, ME 

*Clark, Samuel H Newark, ME 

*Clark, W. Dale Nebraska, ME 

*Clarke, Vincent P New England, ME 

Clowers, C. D. Virginia, MP 

*Cohagen, Stephen A Upper Iowa, ME 

Coors, D. Stanley Michigan, ME 

Courtney, Homer W. Northeast Ohio, ME 

*Crawford, Alfred C Rock River, ME 

Culver, Frank P Central Texas, ME,S 

Curl, R. F West Texas, ME,S 

*Davis, Warren H New Hampshire, ME 

Dawson, Dana Louisiana, ME,S 



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Name Annual Conference and Church 

♦Deal, Edson H. . . Idaho, ME 

*Dickey, J. H Louisville, ME,S 

*Ellis, P. M Ohio, MP 

*Evans, Charles W West Virginia, ME 

*Evans, Paul F Western North Carolina, ME,S 

*Fondren, W. W. (deceased) Texas, ME,S 

*French, Mrs. H. A. Kansas, ME 

Given, W. M Western Virginia, ME,S 

*Goddard, J. J Alabama, MP 

Gomez, Abel M Western Mexican, ME,S 

*Gray, George H. Nebraska, ME 

Green, J. L Maryland, MP 

*Greene, W. K North Carolina, ME,S 

*Hanke, Charles W. Missouri, ME 

Hargis, David H Delaware, ME 

Harrell, Costen J. Tennessee, ME,S 

Hartinger, William C. Indiana, ME 

*Hillman, J. N Holston, ME,S 

*Hole, John W Southern California, ME 

Holliday, Robert C Missouri, ME,S 

*Hollingsworth, Mrs. H. S lowa-Des Moines, ME 

*Holmes, Miss Leota Central Tennessee, ME 

*Howe, Charles P Pittsburgh, ME 

*Hunt, Walter L Wyoming, ME 

*Ivins, Lester S Ohio, ME 

*James, James A. Rock River, ME 

♦Jordan, Mrs. W. 0. North Texas, ME,S 

♦Kennedy, Mrs. Robert C Blue Ridge-Atlantic, ME 

♦Kirby, A. N North Alabama, ME,S 

Kirkpatrick, Charles S Western North Carolina, ME.S 

♦Knight, W. L North Carolina, ME^S 

LaPrade, W. H North Georgia, ME,S 

Lee, J. W. Louisiana, MP 

Leonard, Harry C. Southern, ME 

♦Lynch, G. Stanley Philadelphia, ME 

Magee, John B Pacific Northwest, ME 

Martin, Albert W. North Arkansas, ME,S 

Martin, LP. Holston, ME,S 

Mathis, W. T Illinois, ME,S 

♦McFall, Carl S Oklahoma, ME,S 

♦McNorton, Mrs. Dorothy E East Tennessee, ME 

McPheeters, J. C Pacific, ME,S 

♦McQuiston, Jackson C. Pittsburgh, ME 

Meeks, CM South Georgia, ME,S 

Mills, Edward L Oregon, ME 

Mills, J. W Texas, ME,S 

•; Moore, LeRoy Upper South Carolina, ME,S 

=^Morelock, George L Memphis, ME,S 



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Name Annual Conference and Church 

Morris, W. E North Alabama, ME,S 

Nicholson, J. H. Louisville, ME,S 

*Peck, Arthur D. Alabama, ME 

Peele, C. E Upper South Carolina, ME,S 

Perkins, A. R. Kentucky, ME,S 

Perry, John W Wisconsin, ME 

*Phelps, W. R Virginia, ME,S 

Pulliam, William G Illinois, ME 

Ramos, Frank Texas Mexican, ME,S 

Riddick, R. P. Virginia, ME,S 

*Robinson, Milton C Northeast Ohio, ME 

^Rogers, Walter S Nebraska, ME 

*Rosenberger, J. H Baltimore, ME,S 

*Sapp, Mrs. C. C. South Georgia, ME,S 

Schlagenhauf, Ira E Wisconsin, ME 

*Schwaninger, W. W. Indiana, ME 

Sharp, F. L Mississippi, MP 

*Shaw, Harry Pittsburgh, MP 

Shelton, William A North Georgia, ME,S 

*Sherman, L. L. Arkansas, MP 

Skillington, J. Edgar Central Pennsylvania, ME 

Smathers, M. T Western North Carolina, ME,S 

Smith, H. C North Carolina, ME,S 

*Smith, R. J Southwest Missouri, ME,S 

Smith, Ulysses S lowa-Des Moines, ME 

*Snavely, Herschell R Illinois, ME 

Spragins, C. A North Texas, ME,S 

*Staley, H. C Maryland, MP 

Starkey, L. M Southwest Missouri, ME,S 

"'Stauffacher, Charles J Africa, ME 

*Stephens, F. F Missouri, ME,S 

*Stilwell, H. W Texas, ME,S 

*Strong, Dennis F Detroit, ME 

*Sullivan, J. M. Mississippi, ME,S 

*Sweet, E. M., Jr Pacific, ME,S 

Sydenstricker, Hubert Baltimore, ME,S 

*Sykes, W. Clyde Northern New York, ME 

Taggart, J. H Southwest, ME 

*Talbert, Mrs. H. L North Mississippi, ME,S 

Taylor, S. W North Carolina, MP 

*Tompkins, O. L . Alabama, ME,S 

*Waggoner, Merle T North Texas, ME,S 

*Weaver, Mrs. C. C Western North Carolina, ME,S 

*Webb, W. R Tennessee, ME,S 

*Welch, Edgar T. Erie, ME 

*Whitcher, Frank O West Wisconsin, ME 

*White, H. H Louisiana, ME,S 

Whitehurst, B. G North Mississippi, MP 

*Wilcox, William H. Oklahoma, ME 

*Wilson, Herbert S. Delaware, ME 

*Wren, Los L North Carolina, MP 



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Name Annual Conference and Church 

♦Wright, Harry B Wilmington, ME 

Wright, William A Virginia, ME,S 

NO. 4. COMMITTEE ON MISSIONS, CHURCH EXTENSION, ETC. 

"To which shall be referred all rules and regulations, memorials, 
petitions, etc., relating to all Missions and Missionary Organizations, 
Church Extension, Hospitals, Homes, Deaconesses, Temperance and 
Public Morals, Evangelism, and the American Bible Society." 

John R. Mott, Chairman; Nathan Newby, 1st Vice-Chairrrmn; 
Mrs. W. C. Hammer, 2d V ice-Chairman; H. P. Myers, Secretary. 

(* Denotes Lay Delegate) 

Name Annual Conference and Church 

* Adams, Charles V. Central Pennsylvania, ME 

*Asbury, Mrs. Hattie E Indiana, ME 

* Awtrey, Mrs. L. M North Georgia, ME.S 

*Baker, John H Maryland, MP 

*Baldwin, Howard C Detroit, ME 

^Banker, H. F Texas, ME,S 

Barnes, S. A North Texas, ME,S 

*Barss, Mrs. E. K Ohio, MP 

Bartlay, Henry W Florida, ME 

Bates, C. W North Carolina, MP 

Berry, Arthur D Japan, ME 

Bickley, C. A Northwest Texas, ME,S 

*Black, Mrs. Henry C Holston, ME 

*Blackstock, Mrs. Ira B Illinois, ME 

Blue, Willard H Tennessee, ME,S 

Browers, J. W Fort Smith-Oklahoma, MP 

*Brown, Mrs. W. Raymond Genesee, ME 

*Bryan, Mrs. Gid J. Central Texas, ME,S 

Bullock, Dillman S South America, ME 

*Cannon, James T Kentucky, ME,S 

*Canter, Noland M Baltimore, ME,S 

*Carver, G. C New Mexico, ME,S 

*Chadwick, W. C North Carolina, ME,S 

*Cherrington, Ernest H Ohio, ME 

Chunn, Marcus M. Central Texas, ME,S 

Clements, E. E Cuba, ME,S 

Cockrell, S. K Baltimore, ME,S 

Corcoran, Sanf ord W Pittsburgh, ME 

Cram, Willard G Kentucky, ME,S 

*Dangel, Mrs. William H Rock River, ME 

Davis, Newton E Northeast Ohio, ME 

*Denman, Harry North Alabama, ME,S 

*DeWeese, H. O Indiana, MP 

Diekmann, John A Ohio, ME 

Diffendorfer, Ralph E Rock River, ME 

*Dillon, Mrs. B. E Missouri, MP 

Ding, Samson S China, ME 

*Duhigg, Miss Ada B Missouri, ME 

*DuRant, Charlton South Carolina, ME,S 



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Name Annual Conference and Church 

*Eggleston, Charles F Philadelphia, ME 

*Elliott, William J Philadelphia, ME 

Ellis, Thomas D South Georgia, ME,S 

Emmons, Grover C. Pacific, ME,S 

Farrar, George E St. Johns River, ME 

*Freeman, Mrs. Jane H Ohio, ME 

Fruit, Walter R Detroit, ME 

Garrett, W. B Upper South Carolina, ME,S 

Garrison, E. K South Carolina, ME,S 

*Gibson, Miss Henrietta Troy, ME 

Goddard, O. E North Arkansas, ME,S 

*Godf rey, Mrs. F. B Florida, ME,S 

*Goode, Mrs. W. H. C Ohio, ME 

*Hammer, Mrs. W. C North Carolina, MP 

Hammons, J. D Little Rock, ME,S 

*Hardin, J. C Upper South Carolina, ME,S 

*Hawkins, W. D Mississippi, ME,S 

Hawley, J. W Pittsburgh, MP 

*Hedden, Henry Memphis, ME,S 

Hertzog, William H Idaho, ME 

Hess, Harry E Nebraska, ME 

Howard, Arthur R South Carolina, ME 

Hunton, W. M Georgia, MP 

*Ingram, I. S North Georgia, ME,S 

*Jones, Charles A Ohio, ME 

Kaung, Z. T China, ME,S 

Kimbrough, S. O North Alabama, ME,S 

*Kirby, A. J Western North Carolina, ME,S 

Kirk, Albert E Southwest Kansas. ME 

Kohlstedt, Edward D. Dakota, ME 

*Lamb, Mrs. Fred A. Southwest Missouri, ME,S 

*Lee, Elizabeth M Pittsburgh, ME 

*LeSourd, Mrs. Lucile L New England, ME 

♦Lindsay, Mrs. F. F Northern Minnesota, ME 

Love, F. S North Carolina, ME,S 

*MacKinnon, Miss Sallie Lou North Carolina, ME,S 

*Maddin, P. D Tennessee, ME,S 

*Masland, J. Wesley Philadelphia, ME 

*McConnell, Mrs. Francis J. New York, ME 

*McDonald, T. Morton Indiana, ME 

Mecklenberg, George Northern Minnesota, ME 

*Melton, C. G North Arkansas, ME,S 

*Mills, Mrs. J. W Texas, ME,S 

Moore, Aubrey S Rock River, ME 

Moore, J. W. Virginia, ME,S 

Morange, John Montana State, ME 

*Morris, Mrs. Isaac North Alabama, ME,S 

*Mott, John R New York, ME 

Mueller, Frederick W. Northeast Ohio, ME 

Myers, H. P. Virginia, ME.S 



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Name Annual Conference and Church 

*Newby, Nathan Pacific, ME,S 

Newell, Fred B New York East, ME 

*Newton, H. E Oklahoma, ME,S 

*Nicholson, Mrs. Evelyn R Upper Iowa, ME 

Norton, M. H Florida, ME,S 

*01dshue, Mrs. James Rock River, ME 

*Oram, Miss E. Jean Northeast Ohio, ME 

Ormond, J. M North Carolina, ME,S 

*Overdeer, Willis L Wilmington, ME 

*Peel, David T West Texas, ME,S 

Peeples, Fred H Memphis, ME,S 

Pegues, D. K Missouri, ME,S 

Perry, Jack W. Holston, ME,S 

*Perry, Mrs. Jack W, Holston, ME,S 

*Piggott, Mrs. W. J. Louisville, ME,S 

*Post, Mrs. Ancel B West Virginia, MP 

*Pritchard, William P. New England Southern, ME 

Roberts, George A Africa, ME 

Robinson, LeRoy T Michigan, ME 

*Rogers, A. C. Alabama, MP 

Rogers, Wallace North Georgia, ME,S 

Rosenberger, S. W Ohio, MP 

*Roudebush, Roy R North Indiana, ME 

Russell, Robert L North Georgia, ME,S 

Schatzman, Albert G Ohio, ME 

Shaw, William E Illinois, ME 

*Shepard, C. L South Georgia, ME,S 

Shumway, H. L Kentucky, MP 

Slack, W. B Oklahoma, ME,S 

Smith, Benjamin F Lexington, ME 

Smith, Roy L. Southern California, ME 

Straughn, James H Maryland, MP 

Swain, W. R Texas, ME,S 

*Tatum, Mrs, S. Homer Memphis, ME,S 

*Taylor, Dean lowa-Des Moines, ME 

*Thomas, Lavens M. Holston, ME,S 

Thonger, William G Belgian, ME,S 

*Trotter, Frank H Holston, ME 

*Vickery, William M Oklahoma, ME 

Warmer, George A. Southern California, ME 

*Watson, Miss Ella M Nebraska, ME 

Weaver, C. C Western North Carolina, ME,S 

Weaver, G. Charles Onondaga, MP 

*Wells, Luther W Virginia, ME,S 

Wright, Louis C Northeast Ohio, ME 

Wroten, J. D North Mississippi, ME,S 

NO. 5. COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION 

"To which shall be referred all rules and regulations, memorials, 
petitions, etc., relating to all Universities, Colleges, Wesley Founda- 



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tions, Schools, Seminaries, Ministerial Training, World Peace, Reli- 
gious Education in the local church, including Young People's 
Activities and literature for church schools." 

Paul W. Quillian, Chairman; Daniel L. Marsh, Vice-Chairman; 
D WIGHT S. Jeffers, Secretary. 

(* Denotes Lay Delegate) 

Name Annual Conference and Church 

Alexander, W. M Missouri, ME,S 

Allison, Oscar E Kansas, ME 

Anderson, William K Pittsburgh, ME 

Baker, Clem Little Rock, ME,S 

*Baker, Richard T Upper Iowa, ME 

*Barnett, W. K Holston, ME,S 

Bartak, J. P Czechoslovak, ME,S 

^Bennett, Alvis S Kentucky, ME 

Blackburn, Henry W Florida, ME,S 

Bowen, C. A Mississippi, ME,S 

*Bragg, Mrs. Grace L Missouri, ME 

Brown, Arlo A Newark, ME 

Brown, F. L Ohio, MP 

Buck, Ernest F. Kansas, ME 

Bugbee, Lucius H. Northern Minnesota, ME 

Burgstahler, Herbert J Upper Iowa, ME 

*Burnham, Smith Michigan, ME 

Callaghan, Arthur A Maine, ME 

*Candler, John S North Georgia, ME,S 

*Carter, Harry V. Oklahoma, ME 

Coman, Alfred P. Central New York, ME 

*Condron, S. H Northwest Texas, ME,S 

Corley, Jesse L. Southern California, ME 

Countiss, John R North Mississippi, ME,S 

*Cox, Harvey W North Georgia, ME,S 

Crockett, 0. B Kentucky, ME,S 

*Cullins, John S. Southwest, ME 

*Dannelly, CM Alabama, ME,S 

*Das, Mrs. C. Premnath India, ME 

Dogan, Matthew W Texas, ME 

"^Douglas, Hiram A Northern Minnesota, ME 

*Downs, Mrs. Ward M. Western Virginia, ME,S 

*Dunlap, Mrs. E. B Oklahoma, ME,S 

Eastwood, W. P Holston, ME,S 

Ellison, R. R Alabama, ME,S 

Estes, Lud H Memphis, ME,S 

Evans, L. L. Oklahoma, ME,S 

*Feaster, Mrs. J. T Florida, ME,S 

Ferguson, John L. Tennessee, ME,S 

*Few, W. P North Carolina, ME,S 

*Fletcher, John S Holston, ME 

Ford, J. Emerson South Carolina, ME,S 

Forlines, C. E North Carolina, MP 

Freeman, A. M North Alabama, ME,S 



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Name Annual Conference and Church 

Geissinger, E. Lament Nebraska, ME 

*Gobbel, L. L. Western North Carolina, ME,S 

Grannum, Stanley E. West Texas, ME 

*Gray, Mrs. C. M. Southwest Kansas, ME 

*Halmhuber, Paul G Detroit, ME 

*Harmer, Mrs. Harvey W. West Virginia, ME 

Hatcher, Sam C Virginia, ME,S 

Hawk, E. B Central Texas, ME,S 

Haymes, J. O. Northwest Texas, ME,S 

Hillman, E. L North Carolina, ME,S 

Hooper, T. LeRoy Pittsburgh, MP 

Hough, Lynn Harold New York East, ME 

Hughes, Alfred F. West Wisconsin, ME 

Humphreys, G. I Maryland, MP 

*Jackson, H. E West Texas, ME,S 

*James, T. L. Louisiana, ME,S 

*Jeffers, Dwight S Pacific Northwest, ME 

Johns, H. L. Louisiana, ME,S 

*Johnson, T. L Louisiana, MP 

Kelley, Mark Troy, ME 

Ketcham, Charles B Northeast Ohio, ME 

*Kibler, Russell M Indiana, ME 

Kitto, Charles W Philadelphia, ME 

Knoles, Tully C. California, ME 

Knudson, Albert C New England Southern, ME 

*Law, Clyde O West Virginia, ME 

Lee, Umphrey North Texas, ME,S 

*Lewis, Miss Harriet Colorado, ME 

*Lowman, H. L Texas, ME,S 

Lugg, Thomas B. Illinois, ME 

MacLea, Daniel Maryland, MP 

MacRossie, Allan New York, ME 

Mahoney, Carl K Pacific Northwest, ME 

Marsh, Daniel L. New England, ME 

McCoy, Lee M. Upper Mississippi, ME 

McGiffin, James H. S. Southern California, ME 

*McGowan, J. G North Mississippi, ME,S 

McPherson, Harry W. Illinois, ME 

Miles, Minor C West Virginia, ME 

*Miller, Ely D Ohio, MP 

*Minga, Mrs. T. H. North Texas, ME,S 

*Mobley, M. R South Carolina, ME,S 

Mullikin, W. L Upper South Carolina, ME,S 

*Newcomb, 0. P. Virginia, ME,S 

♦Nutter, E. M West Virginia, MP 

*0rwig, S. S Oklahoma, ME,S 

*Parker, W. W St. Louis, ME,S 

♦Patterson, D. Stewart . , t-.-. .• .-V^ Baltimoz'e, ME 



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Name Annual Conference and Church 

Quillian, Paul Texas, ME,S 

Quillian, William F South Georgia, ME,S 

♦Randolph, Joseph B South Carolina, ME 

*Redding, W. F,, Jr North Carolina, MP 

Reed, Marshall R Detroit, ME 

♦Reynolds, John H North Arkansas, ME,S 

Richardson, J. A Texas, MP 

Rising, Lloyd H Minnesota, ME 

Roadman, Earl A. Northwest Iowa, ME 

*Robb, James L Holston, ME 

*Robbins, Charles A Pacific Northwest, ME 

Robertson, J. Calloway Virginia, ME,S 

*Roper, W. B Virginia, ME,S 

Rumble, Lester North Georgia, ME,S 

Savige, George R. Wyoming, ME 

Schisler, J. Q North Arkansas, ME,S 

Schofield, Charles E Colorado, ME 

Seaton, John L Michigan, ME 

Sexsmith, E. A Maryland, MP 

Sherman, H. H Baltimore, ME,S 

*Sherrod, C. C Holston, ME,S 

Simpson, J. Fisher West Texas, ME,S 

Smith, Horace G Rock River, ME 

Snyder, G. H West Virginia, MP 

*Snyder, Henry N. Upper South Carolina, ME,S 

Sockman, Ralph W New York, ME 

*Sone, Law Central Texas, ME,S 

Soper, Edmund D Ohio, ME 

Stanbury, W. A Western North Carolina, ME,S 

Sweet, William W North Indiana, ME 

♦Thompson, E. D. Tennessee, ME,S 

♦Troxel, Miss Moneta J Korea, ME 

♦Van Cleave, A. B. Tennessee, MP 

♦Veenboer, Mrs. William H Michigan, ME 

♦Ward, F. S North Alabama, ME,S 

♦Waterman, W. C Onondaga, MP 

♦Wight, J. Slater South Georgia, ME,S 

♦Williamson, Nate S Mississippi, MP 

♦Womack, J. P North Arkansas, ME,S 

♦Womack, Richard E Memphis, ME,S 

Woolf , E. L Baltimore, ME,S 

♦Yang, Y. C China, ME,S 

Yost, Clark R Southern Illinois, ME 

NO. 6. COMMITTEE ON PUBLISHING INTERESTS 

"To which shall be referred all rules and regulations, memorials, 
petitions, etc., relating to Publishing Houses, Book Committees, and 
the publication of periodicals and books." 

Alfred M. Landon, Chairman; Paul N. Garber, 1st Vice-Chairman; 
George R. Brown, 2d Vice-Chairman; John B. F. Yoak, Jr., 
Secretary. 

Name Annual Conference and Church 

Alsworth, W. B. Mississippi, ME,S 

(♦ Denotes Lay Delegate) 



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Name Annual Conference and Church 

Anderson, E. P Tennessee, ME,S 

*Appleby, Troy W Ohio, ME 

*Barradell, William H New York East, ME 

*Bartak, Mrs. M Czechoslovak, ME,S 

*Beetham, Charles S Northeast Ohio, ME 

*Benson, F, Murray Maryland, MP 

Bowen, John W. E. Louisiana, ME 

Brasher, John L Alabama, ME 

*Briscoe, Arthur E Washin^on, ME 

*Britton, Charles A., Jr. South Georgia, ME,S 

Brooks, Robert N North Carolina, ME 

Brown, George R North Carolina, MP 

*Caldwell, Gibson North Texas, ME,S 

Campbell, C. K New Mexico, ME,S 

*Carter, Fred A Holston, ME,S 

*Carter, J. H. Louisiana, ME,S 

*Cash, W. L Louisville, ME,S 

*CIements, Theodore R Savannah, ME 

*Coffman, C. S Baltimore, ME,S 

*Cole, J. R., Jr Oklahoma, ME,S 

*Cook, A. L. Kansas, MP 

*Crummey, John D California, ME 

^Cunningham, Thomas Kansas, ME 

Daniel, J. H Florida, ME,S 

*Davage, Matthew S Louisiana, ME 

*Davidson, J. D Texas, MP 

Douglass, George C Troy, ME 

Duren, W. L Louisiana, ME,S 

*Earp, W. L Southwest Missouri, ME,S 

Eddins, J. S. Alabama, MP 

*Edwards, J. R Central Texas, ME,S 

*Engebretsen, Glenn Western Norwegian-Danish, ME 

*Evans, John H Arizona, ME,S 

*Fenstermacher, George E North Indiana, ME 

*Fisher, B. L Virginia, ME,S 

Fitch, Frank L Detroit, ME 

*Fitch, Harold W Illinois, ME 

*Foster, Chapin D Pacific Northwest, ME 

French, George C North Texas, ME,S 

*Frey, V. Max Central Pennsylvania, ME 

Garber, Paul N. Western North Carolina, ME,S 

Gray, Joseph M. M Detroit, ME 

Hammond, Edmund J Georgia, ME 

*Hardie, Mrs. Charles H New York East, ME 

Harmon, Nolan B., Jr Baltimore, ME,S 

Harper, E.J Northwest, ME,S 

Harrison, Jabez C. Oregon, ME 

Heinsohn, Edmund West Texas, ME,S 

Henry, W. G. North Alabama, ME,S 

*Hicks, J. B North Carolina, MP 



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j^a^g Annual Conference and Church 

*High, J. H West Virginia, MP 

*Hjerpe, Oscar W Eastern Swedish, ME 

*Hood Gurney P North Carolina, ME,S 

*Horton, J. B Upper South Carolina, ME,S 

Huse, Raymond H Central New York, ME 

*Ingram, Ben L North Alabama, ME,S 

* Jackson, W. W West Texas, ME,S 

Jarrell, Charles C North Georgia, ME,S 

Johnson, C. S Ohio, MP 

Johnson, Silas South Georgia, ME,S 

Jones, Henry H North Georgia, ME,S 

* Jones, J. A Western North Carolina, ME,S 

* Joy, James R Newark, ME 

*Keplinger, Warren H Ohio, ME 

*Knight, George N North Dakota, ME 

Kulp, Edmund J Missouri, ME 

*Lambeth, James E Western North Carolina, ME,S 

*Lance, T. Jack North Georgia, ME,S 

*Landon, Alfred M Kansas, ME 

Langdale, John W New York East, ME 

Lazenby, M. E. North Alabama, ME,S 

Lineberry, F. W Indiana, MP 

*Lynn, Lee W Central Alabama, ME 

Lyon, A. P. Louisville, ME,S 

*Mann, Earl M Northwest Indiana, ME 

*Marr, P. M Missouri, ME,S 

*Martin, Lester H. Illinois, ME 

^McAllister, Reuben H. Mississippi, ME 

*McKibben, Harold B Southwest Kansas, ME 

*McKim, Judson J Ohio, ME 

*McMullen, Stanley New England, ME 

Meeks, Benjamin W Baltimore, ME 

*Mickelsen, M. E Norwegian and Danish, ME 

Mitchell, B. M West Virginia, MP 

*Moore, Victor K Troy, ME 

Morgan, R. E. L Oklahoma, ME,S 

*Nichols, R. H Northwest Texas, ME,S 

♦O'Neal, Mrs, Robert Tennessee, ME,S 

*Patel, J. S. K India, ME 

Pearson, J. W Virginia, ME,S 

*Perkins, W. C Pittsburgh, MP 

*Peterson, Ernest W Oregon, ME 

♦Pettyjohn, 0. R Virginia, ME,S 

Plyler, M. T North Carolina, ME,S 

*Propert, Frank C. New Jersey, ME 

Randolph, J. D. Missouri, ME,S 

♦Reineke, George F Minnesota, ME 

Rowe, Gilbert T Western North Carolina, ME,S 



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Name Annual Conference and Church 

*Ruff , A. C Illinois, MP 

Rule, C. E Little Rock, ME,S 

Sanders, William L East Tennessee, ME 

*Scott, John T Texas, ME,S 

*Seyniour, Mrs. Jerome Southern California, ME 

Shipley, R. L Maryland, MP 

Simpson, John A. South Florida, ME 

Slaughter, D. P Alabama, ME,S 

Sloan, Harold P New Jersey, ME 

Smith, Albert N Northwest Kansas, ME 

*Spencer, Robert B Colorado, ME 

Stafford, Edward R Ohio, ME 

Stevenson, M. A. Holston, ME,S 

*Stinson, Mrs. J. M Little Rock, ME,S 

Stone, Fred D Rock River, ME 

*Stottlemire, F. E. Ohio, MP 

Tower, Joe Z Texas, ME,S 

Underwood, J. Edgar Memphis, ME,S 

Walker, John M Indiana, ME 

*Wardlaw, J. C North Georgia, ME,S 

Washabaugh, J. Edgar Newark, ME 

Wayland, E. T North Arkansas, ME,S 

* Webb, Mrs. Edna Southern Illinois, ME 

Wesley, Arthur South America, ME 

White, E. E Northwest Texas, ME,S 

*White, Mrs. M. H Northwest Iowa, ME 

*Whitmore, Ben A. Tennessee, ME,S 

*Wiley, Henry S Illinois, ME 

*Williams, J. M North Arkansas, ME,S 

Williams, Robert M Washington, ME 

Wilson, E. R Michigan, MP 

*Windels, Charles M East German, ME 

Winn, J. B Virginia, ME,S 

* Worth, W. H Western North Carolina, ME,S 

Yoak, J. B. F., Jr Western Virginia, ME,S 

*Youngblood, Curtis Mississippi, ME,S 

NO. 7. COMMITTEE ON SUPERANNUATE SUPPORT 

"To which shall be referred all rules and regulations, memorials, 
petitions, etc., relating to the support of superannuated or retired 
ministers, supernumerary ministers, and widows and dependent chil- 
dren of deceased ministers." 

Thomas S. Brock, Chaimmn; A. M. Wells, V ice-Chairman; A. T. 
McIlwain, Secretary; L. E. Bee, Assistant Secretary. 

(* Denotes Lay Delegate) 

Name Annual Conference and Church 

Baylor, J. A Holston, ME,S 

Bee, L. E West Virginia, MP 

Brock, Thomas S New Jersey, ME 

Broomfield, J. C Pittsburgh, MP 



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Name Annual Conference and Church 

Chadwick, J. S North Alabama, ME,S 

Clark, 0. P Northwest Texas, ME,S 

*Coleman, Walter J Upper Mississippi, ME 

Davis, Henry L Northwest Indiana, ME 

Dell, J. P South Georgia, ME,S 

*Dunbar, Bertrand A Dakota, ME 

*Ellison, Mrs. R. R Alabama, ME,S 

*Emery, Sam T New England, ME 

*Fudge, Ezra S North Texas, ME,S 

Geyer, Francis L Colorado, ME 

*Graves, W. D North Alabama, ME,S 

*Gregory, Lucius Virginia, ME,S 

*Hall, D. H North Mississippi, ME.S 

Hall, Sydney W Oregon, ME 

*Hawkins, A. K Florida, ME,S 

Heckman, Edgar R Central Pennsylvania, ME 

Jacobs, Disston W. Wilmington, ME 

*Jacobs, George A Wisconsin ME 

*Johnson, William T Southern Illinois, ME 

* Jones, Everett W. Pittsburgh, ME 

Makosky, E. C Maryland, MP 

Mcllwain, A. T North Mississippi, ME,S 

*McNear, Alexander S Newark, ME" 

Miller, Frederick A. Northern New York, ME 

*Osborn, Mrs. H. S Central New York, ME 

Riley, P. E Central Texas, ME,S 

Satterfield, Robert S. Oklahoma, ME,S 

*Scott, W. C Maryland, MP 

*Spilman, Mrs. J. H Kentucky, ME,S 

*Stackhouse, Will South Carolina, ME,S 

Stafford, Thomas A. Northern Minnesota, ME 

Stevens, Frank G. H Southern California, ME 

Swank, Jesse Ohio, ME 

Tadlock, C. W St. Louis, ME,S 

*Thrasher, T. E South Georgia, ME,S 

Turnipseed, B. Rhett Upper South Carolina, ME,S 

*Utz, W. H., Jr Missouri, ME,S 

Walker, John B Northwest Iowa, ME 

Webdell, C. Wesley St. Louis, ME,S 

Wells, Arthur M Illinois, ME 

♦Wills, J. Norman. ..;.;.. North Carolina, MP 



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NO. 8. COMMITTEE ON RITUALS AND ORDERS OF WORSHIP 

"To which shall be referred all rules and regulations, memorials, 
petitions, etc., relating to these subjects." 

Oscar T. Olson, Chairman; Leonard B. Smith, V ice-Chairman; 
Robert W. Goodloe, Secretary. 

(* Denotes Lay Delegate) 

Name Annual Conference and Church 

Allen, A. J Pittsburgh, MP 

Ai-cher, R. L Malaysia and Philippine Islands, ME 

*Arrington, Mrs. Paul Mississippi, ME,S 

Barker, Alfred H lowa-Des Moines, ME 

*Bell, Carl S South America, ME 

*Boswell, G. C Central Texas, ME,S 

*Brawley, James P. Atlanta, ME 

Brownlee, T, M Mississippi, ME,S 

*Cheetham, Arthur D Northern New York, ME 

Craven, J. B. Western North Carolina, ME,S 

Daniel, Coleman C Memphis, ME,S 

Davidson, M. M North Alabama, ME,S 

*Freeman, Sewell C Tennessee, ME 

*Gaede, John C Kansas, ME 

*Gilligan, Henry Maryland, MP 

Goodloe, R. W Central Texas, ME,S 

*Haley, Paul S North Alabama, ME,S 

*Hamm, Adolph S Wyoming State, ME 

*Highbaugh, Miss Irma China, ME 

*Hillman, Mrs. E. L North Carolina, ME,S 

*Jenkins, U. I West Virginia, MP 

*McCutchan, Robert G Northwest Indiana, ME 

McKenney, S. S Texas, ME,S 

*Moore, Fred Little Rock, ME,S 

Moore, Leland South Georgia, ME,S 

*Norman, J. R. Baltimore, ME,S 

Olson, Oscar T Northeast Ohio, ME 

*Parr, Fred D. California, ME 

Paschall, F. W North Carolina, MP 

*Pennington, A. S. Holston, ME,S 

Prothro, Charles W Savannah, ME 

*Quillian, Hubert North Georgia, ME,S 

Raines, Richard C Northern Minnesota, ME 

Rand, H. J Southwest Missouri, ME,S 

*Rogers, Mrs. Lillian P. Upper Mississippi, ME 



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Name Annual Conference and Church 

Shafer, A. E Alabama, ME,S 

*Smith, J. Harvey South Florida, ME 

Smith, L. B Maryland, MP 

*Stehl, Heinrich Europe, ME 

Thomas, J. S. Ladd Philadelphia, ME 

*Wagner, Robert F New York, ME 

Ward, Woodrow South Carolina, ME,S 

Whyman, Henry C. Eastern Swedish, ME 

*Wilson, Harwell (deceased) Florida, ME, 3 



SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

BUSINESS COMMITTEE 

Bishop Edwin H. Hughes, Chairman; Bishop John M. Moore, Vice- 
Chairman; Bishop James H. Straughn, Secretary; Hiram A. 
Douglas, Thomas D. Ellis, Fremont E. Fribley, Eugene B. Hawk, 
Gideon I. Humphreys, H. E. Jackson, Dwight S. Jeffers, Zebulon 
V. Judd, Albert C. Knudsen. 

COMMITTEE ON COURTESIES, PRIVILEGES, AND 
INTRODUCTIONS 

Joseph M. M. Gray, Chairman; W. W. Jackson, Secretary; T. LeRoy 
Hooper, Assistant Secretary; Harvey W. Cox, G. Ray Jordan, 
Clyde O. Law, Umphrey Lee, Stanley 0. MacMuUen, John B. 
Magee. 

COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS 

Earl R. Brown, Chairman; W. W. Jackson, Vice-Chairman; Charles 
A. Robbins, Secretary; Henry M. Andrews, Alfred C. Crawford, 
Frank B. Hanna, Carl S. McFall, Roy H. Short, Frank G. H. 
Stevens. 

COMMITTEE ON EDITORIAL REVISION 

John L. Ferguson, Chairman; William K. Anderson, Vice-Chairman; 
Earle M. Rugg, Secretary; Henry L. Davis, James R. Joy, W. T. 
Mathis, Hubert Quillian, Frank L. Shaffer, Richard E. Womack. 
COMMITTEE ON ENABLING ACTS AND LEGAL FORMS 

Arthur A. Callaghan, Chairman; C. L. Daugherty, Vice-Chairman; 
William M. Alexander, Secretary; Howard C. Baldwin, John C. 
Broomfield, George R. Brown, J. S. M. Cannon, Frank T, Cart- 
wright, Ernest H. Cherrington, Sanford C. Corcoran, Willard G. 
Cram, Matthew S. Davage, George M. Davenport, Mrs. W. H. C. 
Goode, W. K. Greene, Jabez C. Harrison, Jasper B. Hicks, James 
N. Hillman, David D. Jones, Wiley A. Keve, George H. Lamar, 
Mrs. F. F. Lindsey, Ernest S. Lyons, Albert W. Martin, Arba 
Martin, Mrs. T. H. Minga, George L. Morelock, Frederick W. 
Mueller, W. L. Mullikin, Nathan Newby, J. Manning Potts, Paul 
W. Quillian, Mrs. George S. Sexton, Jr., Herschell R. Snavely, 
William H. Spurgeon, Ben L. vSutherland, Nate S. Williamson. 

COMMITTEE ON JOURNAL 

Joseph D. Piper, Chairman; John R. Kenney, Secretary; Robert B. 
Spencer, E. T. Wayland, G. Charles Weaver. 

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE 

Francis R. Bayley, Chairman; M. A. Childers, Vice-Chairman; Fred 
Herrigal, Jr., Secretary; Walter C. Buckner, Leslie R. Burgum, 
J. E. Butler, Charles F. Eggleston, John T. Ellison, John S. 
Fletcher, Nolan B. Harmon, Jr., W. G. Henry, Leslie J. Lyons, 
William F. McMurry, J. W. Mills, Robert J. Smith, Frank C. 
Tucker, Henry R. VanDusen, William H. Wilcox. 

COMMITTEE ON PRESIDING OFFICERS 

Levi P. Goodwin, Chairman; William A. Shelton, Secretary; George 
W. Crabbe, John D. Crum.mey, Orion W. Fifer, Nat Harris, 
Forney Hutchinson, Henry N. Snyder, John C. Williams. 

COMMITTEE OF REFERENCE 

Lud H. Estes, Chairman; Edgar R. Heckman, Vice-Chairman; Cuth- 
bert W. Bates, Secretary; J. L. Clark, Robert B. Spencer. 

COMMITTEE ON RULES 

J. Edgar Skillington, Chairman; Costen J. Harrell, Secretary; Lud 
H. Estes, Ex Officio; George W. Henson, Lavens M. Thomas, 
Fred W. Paschall. 

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RULES OF ORDER 

I. Daily Schedule 

Rule 1. The following shall be the daily order for the 
Uniting Conference, Sundays excepted: 

a. 8 :30 A.M. to 9 A.M. — Devotional Service under the di- 
rection of the Council of Bishops. 

b. 9 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. — Conference business with recess 
for ten minutes at 10:30. 

c. 2:30 P.M. to 5 P.M. — Committee meetings. 

Rule 2. After devotional services the regular meetings 
shall be conducted as follows: 

(1) (For the first day only) Calling of the roll of dele- 
gates and alternates, or reserves, by the respective 
Secretaries of the three uniting Churches. 

(2) Approval of the Journal of the previous meeting or 
meetings. 

(3) Report of the Committee on Courtesies, Privileges, 
and Introductions. 

(4) Reports of Committees. 

(5) Calendar. 

(6) Miscellaneous business. 

II. Presiding Officers 

Rule 3. The Bishop presiding shall be the legal president 
of the Uniting Conference. He shall decide points of order 
raised by the members and shall rule on points of order 
not raised by the members, as he deems necessary to con- 
form to these Rules of Order, subject, in both cases, to an 
appeal to the Conference by any member without a second ; 
which appeal shall be decided by vote without debate, ex- 
cept that the appellant and the Chairman shall each have 
five minutes for a statement in support of their respective 
positions. A tie vote in the case of an appeal shall sustain 
the Chair. When any member raises a point of order he 
shall cite by number the rule he adjudges to have been 
violated. 

Rule 4. When the Chairman stands in his place and calls 
the Conference to order, no member shall speak, address the 
chair, or stand while the Chairman stands. 

III. Duties and Privileges of Members 
Rule 5. No member (delegate), unless hindered by sick- 

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ness, or otherwise, from being present, shall absent himself 
from the sessions of the Conference without permission of 
the Conference, and all absentees shall be reported by the 
Chairman of the several Annual Conference delegations to 
the Committee on Credentials, No alternate, or reserve, 
delegate shall have the privilege of membership until the 
substitution has been approved by the Conference, 

Rule 6. When a delegate desires to speak to the Confer- 
ence, he shall arise at his assigned seat, respectfully address 
the Presiding Officer, and, after recognition, proceed to 
the speaker's platform, where, before speaking, he shall give 
the Chairman, in writing, his name and that of the Annual 
Conference from which he comes ; which, in turn, the Chair- 
man shall then announce to the Body. 

Rule 7. No member who has the floor may be interrupted 
except for a breach of order, or a misrepresentation, or to 
direct the attention of the Conference to the fact that the 
time has arrived for a special order, or to raise a very 
urgent question of high privilege. 

Rule 8, No member shall speak a second time on the 
same question if any member who has not spoken desires 
the floor, nor m.ore than twice on the same subject under the 
same motion, nor longer than ten minutes unless his time 
shall be extended by the Conference, 

Rule 9. A member claiming the floor at any time for 
what he believes is a very urgent question of high privilege, 
shall be allowed to indicate briefly the nature of the question, 
and if it be adjudged by the Chair to be such, he may proceed 
at his pleasure or until the Chairman judges that he has 
exhausted his privilege. 

Rule 10. Only delegates within the bar of the Conference 
when the vote is taken shall be entitled to vote. Every 
delegate within the bar at the time a question is put, shall 
vote, unless for special reasons he is excused by the Con- 
ference, 

Rule 11. Voting shall be by a show of hands unless other- 
wise ordered by the Conference. An "aye" or "no" vote, 
if taken, shall be by signed ballot. A count vote may be 
ordered, in which case the delegates shall rise from their 
seats and stand until counted. 

Rule 12. When a vote is about to be taken any delegate 
shall have the right to call for a division of any question 
if it is subject to such division as he indicates. 

Rule 13. The ministerial and lay delegates shall deliberate 
in one body; but upon a call, by motion, of any delegate, 
seconded by another delegate of the same order and sup- 
ported by one third of the members of that order voting, the 



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ministerial and lay delegates shall vote separately. But no 
measure shall be passed without the concurrence of a major- 
ity of both classes of delegates. In case of such a vote the 
order calling for it shall vote first. 

Rule 14. Nothing else shall be in order when a vote is 
being taken or when the pending or previous question has 
been called until the process is completed. 

IV. Business Procedure 

Rule 15. Reports and resolutions shall be presented in 
triplicate, and when requested by the Secretary motions 
shall be presented in writing. 

Rule 16. All resolutions, reports, and communications to 
the Conference shall be read by the Secretary except as 
otherwise provided for in Rule 29. When a motion is made 
and seconded, or a resolution is introduced and seconded, or 
a report is read by the Secretary, it shall be deemed in the 
possession of the Conference. 

Rule 17. The following motions shall be taken without 
debate : 

(1) To adjourn. 

(2) To suspend the rules. 

(3) To lay on the table. 

(4) To take from the table. 

(5) To call for the pending or previous question. 

(6) To reconsider a nondebatable motion. 

Rule 18. The main proposition may be opened to debate 
under the following motions : to adopt ; to commit ; to sub- 
stitute; to postpone, and to reconsider. No new motion, 
resolution, or subject shall be entertained until the one 
under consideration shall have been disposed of; but one 
or more of the following motions may be made, and they 
shall have precedence in their order ; namely : 

(1) To fix the time to which the Conference shall ad- 
journ. (This motion is subject to amendment, sub- 
stitution, or it may be laid on the table.) 

(2) To adjourn. 

(3) To take a recess. 

(4) To order the pending or previous question. (This 
motion cannot be laid on the table.) 

(5) To lay on the table. 

(6) To postpone to a given time. 

(7) To refer. 

(8) To substitute. (See Rule 19.) 

(9) To amend. (One amendment to an amendment being 
allowed.) 

(10) To postpone indefinitely. 



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Rule 19. A substitute shall consist of a minority report, or 
a resolution, and the motion to adopt it shall be a rival 
principal question, and shall be in order while an amend- 
ment to the principal proposition is pending. To substitute 
shall require a motion and shall be subject to amendment 
the same as a principal question, after which the principal 
proposition shall be subject to amendment, an amendment 
to an amendment being allowed. After amendments have 
been made, or if no amendments are made, the vote shall be 
taken first on the substitution, and if ordered, the substi- 
tute becomes the main question. 

Rule 20. A motion calling for the putting of the pending 
question shall be decided without debate, and if adopted, the 
pending question shall be put to a vote without further 
debate. 

Rule 21. A motion calling for the putting of the previous 
question shall be decided without debate, and if adopted, all 
motions before the Conference shall be put to a vote in 
their order without further debate, except as provided for 
in Rule 32. 

Rule 22. It shall not be in order for a delegate after 
discussing the pending question to make a motion that 
closes debate. 

Rule 23. A majority of those voting, a quorum being 
present, shall decide all questions except the call for the 
"ayes" and *'noes," which shall be ordered by one fifth 
of those voting; and it shall require a two-thirds majority, 
a quorum being present, to suspend or amend the Rules 
of Order ; to set aside a special order ; to consider a special 
order before the set time; or to sustain any motion that 
would stop debate. 

Rule 24. A motion to reconsider an action of the Confer- 
ence shall be in order at any time if oifered by a member 
who voted with the prevailing side. If the motion being 
reconsidered is nondebatable, the motion to reconsider may 
not be debated. 

Rule 25. The Secretary shall keep a chronological record 
of Orders of the Day, of reports of Committees (see Rule 
28) , and all reports placed on record by vote. This record 
shall be called the Calendar, and the matters of business 
placed on it shall be considered in order, unless by a vote 
of the Conference an item is taken up out of its order. 

Rule 26. The motion to adjourn shall be taken without 
debate, and shall always be in order except 

(1) When a delegate has the floor. 

(2) When a question is actually put, or a vote is being 
taken, and before it is finally decided. 



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(3) When the pending or previous question has been or- 
dered and action thereunder is pending. 

(4) When a motion to adjourn has been lost, and no busi- 
ness or debate has intervened. 

(5) When the motion to fix the time to which the Con- 
ference shall adjourn is pending. 

V. Committees: Duties and Prerogatives 

Rule 27. When a memorial or resolution, or any such 
thing, is referred to one of the several General Standing 
Committees, it shall be understood that the whole question 
with which the paper has to do is referred to that Committee 
for such action as it may deem wise. Committee reports 
recommending no concurrence, with no minority report, 
shall be kept upon a separate Calendar, which Calendar shall 
be taken up when the regular Calendar is completed. 

Rule 28. At the close of each day's meeting, the Chairmen 
and Secretaries of the General Standing Committees shall 
hand to the Secretary of the Uniting Conference, or to 
someone designated by him, reports of their action in trip- 
licate. The Secretary shall enter the several reports on the 
Calendar in order in which they reach him ; and shall hand 
to the editor of the Daily Advocate one copy of the Calendar 
to be published in the Advocate the following day. 

Rule 29. A report of any Committee signed by the Chair- 
man and Secretary thereof; and a minority report of any 
General Standing Committee signed by at least ten members 
thereof ; and a minority report of any other Committee, ex- 
cept the Judiciary Committee, signed by at least one fourth 
of the members thereof; and a minority report of the 
Judiciary Committee signed by one or more members there- 
of; having been printed in the Daily Advocate for at least 
one day, shall be considered to be in possession of the Con- 
ference. Minority reports shall bear the same serial num- 
bers, with proper alphabetical notations, as the Committee 
reports for which they are offered as substitutes. If there 
be two or more of such reports, they may be considered in 
their alphabetical order. All Committee reports shall be 
presented to the Conference upon paper bearing at the top 
the number of the report, the name of the Committee, the 
total membership of the Committee, the number present at 
the time the report was adopted, the number voting for the 
report, and the number voting against the report. Reports 
of the eight General Standing Committees shall be printed in 
the Daily Advocate for at least one day before, being pre- 



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sented to the Conference, and they shall not be read unless 
by its order. 

Rule 30. When the Chairman of a Committee is not in 
harmony with a report adopted by the Committee, it shall 
be his duty to state the fact to the Committee, which shall 
elect one of its members to represent it in the presentation 
and discussion of the report in the Conference; but if, in 
such a case, the Committee shall fail to select a representa- 
tive, the Chairman shall designate a member to represent 
the Committee, and said representative shall have all the 
rights and privileges of the Chairman in relation to such 
report. 

Rule 31. A member selected by the signers of a minority 
report of a Committee to present the same shall have the 
same rights and privileges in relation thereto which belong 
to the Chairman in the presentation of the regular (major- 
ity) report of the Committee, except that he may not present 
said minority report until the majority report has been 
presented, and shall then offer it as a substitute thereof, 
and except, further, that in closing the debate on the ques- 
tion of making the substitution the member presenting the 
minority report shall speak first and the Chairman last. 

Rule 32. When the report of a Committee is under con- 
sideration, it shall be the duty of the Presiding Officer to 
ascertain, when he recognizes a member of the Conference, 
on which side he proposes to speak, and he shall not assign 
the floor to any member proposing to speak on the same side 
of the pending question as the speaker immediately preced- 
ing if any member desires to speak on the other side thereof. 

No report shall be adopted or question relating to the 
same decided without opportunity having been given for at 
least one speech for and one against the said proposal, pro- 
viding this right is claimed before the Chairman or duly 
authorized member presenting the Committee's report or 
the minority report, if there be one, is presented to close the 
debate. 

When all have spoken who desire to do so, or when (and 
after) the pending or previous question has been ordered, 
the Chairman or/and duly authorized member or members 
presenting the Committee's report (and the minority report 
if there be one) shall be entitled to speak before the vote is 
taken. 

VI. Suspending or Amending Rules 

Rule 33. The operation of these Rules may be suspended 
at any time by a two-thirds vote of the Conference. 

Rule 34. These Rules of Order may be amended or 



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changed by a two-thirds vote of the Conference; provided 
the proposed change or amendment has been presented to 
the Conference in writing and referred to the Committee on 
Rules, which Committee shall report thereon not later than 
the day following. 

Rule 35. In all matters not specified, proceedings of the 
Uniting Conference shall be governed by Robert's "Rules 
of Order." 



PLAN OF ORGANIZATION 

TEMPORARY ORGANIZATION 

1. The Presiding Officer for the temporary organization 
of the Uniting Conference shall be one of the Chairmen of 
the Joint Commission on Union as provided below in the 
Plan of Organization, who shall serve in this capacity until 
a Plan of Organization and Rules of Order have been adopt- 
ed and a permanent organization effected. 

2. The Secretarial Staff for temporary organization shall 
be the respective Secretaries of the General Conferences of 
the three uniting Churches, with such assistants as they 
may choose, who shall serve until a permanent secretarial 
staff shall have been chosen. 

3. Immediately after the devotional service appropriately 
opening the Uniting Conference, the calling of the roll, and 
the transaction of such privileged business as may require 
immediate attention, the Conference shall proceed to effect 
a permanent organization by (1) Receiving nominations and 
taking a ballot for permanent Secretary; (2) by consider- 
ation of the Plan of Organization and Rules of Order here- 
inafter recommended; (3) by completing the permanent or- 
ganization so far as practical at this stage of the Conference 
in accordance with such plans and rules as shall be adopted. 

PLAN OF ORGANIZATION 

I. Presiding Officers 

A Committee of Nine, composed of four delegates from the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, four from the Methodist Epis- 
copal Church, South, and one from the Methodist Protestant 
Church, of whom five shall be ministers and four laymen, 
shall be nominated by the Joint Commission on Union and 
elected and empowered by the Uniting Conference to desig- 
nate from among the Bishops of the three uniting Churches 
those who shall preside over the Conference in its various 
sessions; except that during the first three days the three 
Chairmen of the Joint Commission shall preside in an order 
agreed upon among themselves. 

II. Secretarial Staff 

The Uniting Conference shall have a Secretary and two 
Associate Secretaries, and as many Assistant Secretaries as 

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need may require. They shall be chosen from the member- 
ship of the Conference in the following manner: 

1. A Secretary shall be elected by ballot after nomina- 
tions from the floor. 

2. The Secretary so elected shall nominate for Associate 
Secretaries two members of the Conference, one repre- 
senting each of the uniting Churches other than the one to 
which he himself belongs. 

3. Nominations for Associate Secretaries shall also_ be 
permitted from the floor, which nominations shall be limited 
to members of the Conference representing the two uniting 
Churches other than that to which the Secretary elected 
belongs. 

4. From these so nominated the Conference shall elect by 
ballot one Associate Secretary representing each of the two 
uniting Churches other than that which the Secretary 
elected represents. 

5. The Secretary and the two Associate Secretaries so 
elected shall nominate for election by the Conference as 
many Assistant Secretaries as in their judgment the work of 
the Conference may require. 

6. The Secretary and the Associate Secretaries shall con- 
tinue in office until the meeting of the first General Con- 
ference of The Methodist Church, performing such duties 
as may be assigned them. 

III. Committees 

The Uniting Conference shall have General Standing 
Committees as hereinafter indicated, and such Special Com- 
mittees as need may require. 

1. GENERAL STANDING COMMITTEES 

(1) Conferences — to which shall be referred all rules and 
regulations, memorials, petitions, etc., relating to Church, 
Quarterly, District, Annual, Jurisdictional, Central, Gen- 
eral, and other Conferences. 

(2) Ministry andJudicial Administration — to which shall 
be referred all rules and regulations, memorials, petitions, 
etc., regarding bishops, traveling preachers, and local 
preachers, pastors and district elders or district superin- 
tendents ; trial and appeal ; and the Judicial Council. 

(3) Membership and Temporal Ecooiomy — to which 
shall be referred all rules and regulations, memorials, peti- 
tions, etc., regarding church membership and conditions, 
duties and transfer thereof ; regarding Lay Activities, Stew- 
ards, Trustees, properties ; financial system of the general 



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and local church ; and such activities of the church at large 
in and through its institutions and boards as are not made 
the specific responsibility of any other Standing Committee. 

(4) Missions — ^to which shall be referred all rules and 
regulations, memorials, petitions, etc., relating to all mis- 
sions and missionary organizations, church extension, hospi- 
tals, homes, deaconesses, and temperance and public morals, 
evangelism, and the American Bible Society. 

(5) Education — to which shall be referred all rules and 
regulations, memorials, petitions, etc., relating to all Uni- 
versities, Colleges, Wesley Foundations, Schools, Seminaries, 
Ministerial Training, Religious Education in the local 
church, including young people's activities, literature for 
church schools, and World Peace. 

(6) Publishing Interests — to which shall be referred all 
rules and regulations, memorials, petitions, etc., relating to 
Publishing Houses, Book Committees, and the publication of 
periodicals and books. 

(7) Superannuate Support — to which shall be referred 
all rules and regulations, memorials, petitions, etc., relating 
to the support of superannuated or retired ministers, and 
widows and dependent children of deceased ministers. 

(8) Rituals and Orders of Worship — to which shall be 
referred all rules and regulations, memorials, petitions, etc., 
relating to these subjects. 

2. MEMBERSHIP OF GENERAL STANDING COMMITTEES 

(1) The membership of the foregoing General Standing 
Committees shall be made up on the basis of representation 
in the Uniting Conferences ; namely, 4-4-1. 

(2) The following General Standing Committees, (1) 
Conferences, (2) Ministry and Judicial Administration, 
(3) Membership and Temporal Economy, (4) Missions, (5) 
Education, (6) Publishing Interests, shall each be consti- 
tuted of sixty delegates of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
sixty delegates of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 
and fifteen delegates of the Methodist Protestant Church. 

(3) The Committees, (7) Superannuate Support and (8) 
Ritual and Orders of Worship, shall be constituted of twenty 
delegates of the Methodist Episcopal Church, twenty dele- 
gates of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and five 
delegates of the Methodist Protestant Church. 

(4) No delegate shall be a member of more than one of 
the foregoing General Standing Committees. 

(5) Delegates shall be nominated for membership in the 
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Commissions on Church Union and approved by the Unit- 
ing Conference. 

3. ORGANIZATION OF GENERAL STANDING COMMITTEES 

The eight General Standing Committees shall meet for 
organization on the first day of the Uniting Conference with 
a Bishop appointed by the Council of Bishops presiding, 
and with one of the Secretarial Staff keeping the record. 
The General Standing Committees shall meet at 2 :30 P.M., 
organize and proceed to their respective tasks. A complete 
record of the organizations thus effected shall be promptly 
reported to the Secretary of the Uniting Conference and on 
the following day this record shall be printed in the Daily 
Advocate; and thus reported to the Conference and made a 
part of the official Journal. 

4. MEETINGS OF THE EIGHT GENERAL STANDING COMMITTEES 

Meetings of the eight General Standing Committees shall 
be held regularly each day at 2:30 P.M. unless otherwise 
ordered by the Conference. For the transaction of business 
a majority of the members of each Committee shall be re- 
garded as a quorum in each and all these eight General 
Standing Committees. 

5. SPECIAL STANDING COMMITTEES 

There shall be the following Special Standing Committees : 

(1) Rules. There shall be a Committee on Rules com- 
posed of five members, of which two shall be delegates from 
the Methodist Episcopal Church, two from the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, South, and one from the Methodist Prot- 
estant Church, to which shall be referred all matters and 
questions pertaining to the Rules of Order and parliamen- 
tary procedure in the business of the Conference and its 
Committees. The Secretary of the Uniting Conference shall 
be an additional ex-officio member of this Committee. 

(2) Journal. There shall be a Committee of five mem- 
bers, two from the Methodist Episcopal Church, two from 
the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and one from the 
Methodist Protestant Church, which shall examine the daily 
record of the Secretary, comparing it with the stenographic 
record, and shall report to the Conference in either of the 
following forms : 

a. "We have examined the Journal and find it correct." 

b, "We have examined the Journal and find it correct ex- 

cept in the following particulars" : 
The report of the Committee on Journal shall be submitted 
to the Uniting Conference and may be amended-or adopted 



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as submitted. Any error subsequently discovered shall be 
reported to the Conference, and upon its recommendation 
may be corrected by the Uniting Conference. 

(3) Credentials. There shall be a Committee on Creden- 
tials composed of nine members, of whom four shall be from 
the Methodist Episcopal Church, four from the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, South, and one from the Methodist Prot- 
estant Church, which shall report the absence of delegates 
and the seating of alternate, or reserve, delegates and all 
matters relating to the attendance of delegates. The report 
of this Committee, w^hen approved by the Conference, shall 
be the basis for settlement with delegates for their per diem 
allowance. 

(4) Editorial Revision. There shall be a Committee on 
Editorial Revision composed of nine persons representing 
the three uniting Churches in the same ratio as the Commit- 
tee on Credentials. To this Committee shall be referred, 
with a view to clarification and definiteness of statement, 
and for the correction of verbal errors and infelicities in 
expression, as needed, all Committee reports as adopted by 
the Conference and before they are recorded in the Journal. 

(5) Courtesies, Privileges, and Introductions. There 
shall be a Committee on Courtesies, Privileges, and Intro- 
ductions composed of nine persons, representing the three 
uniting Churches as in the two preceding Committees. In- 
troduction of official visitors and the extending of the cour- 
tesy of the Conference to those to whom it may be due shall 
be a responsibility of this Committee. Questions of privi- 
leges for the Conference, or any of its members, shall first 
be presented to and considered by this Committee, and if it 
approves, they shall be presented to the Presiding Officer for 
consideration by the Conference immediately after the ap- 
proval of the Journal at each morning session. This Com- 
mittee shall also serve as a Committee on Resolutions, 

(6) Enabling Acts and Legal Forms. There shall be a 
Special Committee on the Enabling Acts and Legal Forms 
of the Uniting Conference for inaugurating the activities of 
The Methodist Church. This Committee shall be composed 
of thirty-six persons chosen from the delegates of the three 
uniting Churches in the same ratio as the three Committees 
last preceding. 

(7) Judiciarii Committee. There shall be a Judiciary 
Committee composed of eighteen persons, representing pro- 
portionately the three uniting Churches, to which shall be re- 
ferred all questions as to the constitutionality of any pro- 
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shall report its recommendations to the Uniting Conference 
for final action. 

(8) Reference. There shall be a Committee of Reference, 
composed of the Secretary and the two Associate Secre- 
taries, and two other delegates selected by them, which shall 
receive all memorials, petitions, etc., and after ascertaining 
that they are in proper form, distribute them among the 
several Standing Committees according to their respective 
responsibilities as hereinbefore outlined. The Committee of 
Reference shall have power to withdraw a reference either 
upon request or upon its own motion. The Committee shall 
also have power to withhold from reference or publication 
any document which it shall deem improper. Any document 
not referable to any existing Committee shall be submitted 
by the Committee to the Conference. 

(9) Busiyiess Committee. There shall be a Business Com- 
mittee consisting of tv-^elve members composed of the three 
Chairmen of the Commission on Church Union, four mem- 
bers from the Methodist Episcopal Church, four members 
from the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and one mem- 
ber from the Methodist Protestant Church. This Committee 
shall be chosen by the Uniting Conference upon nomination 
of the Executive Committee of the Commission on Church 
Union. All questions, proposals, resolutions, communica- 
tions, or other matter not included in the regular business of 
the Uniting Conference as fixed by the Plan of Union shall 
be referred without debate or motion to the Business Com- 
mittee, which shall decide whether or not the matter pre- 
sented shall be considered by the Conference. It shall also 
be the duty of the Business Committee to see that all provi- 
sions and requirements of the Plan of Union shall be consid- 
ered by the Uniting Conference. 

6. ORGANIZATION AND MEETINGS OF SPECIAL STANDING 

COMMITTEES AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

The first person named on any Committee, except the 
eight General Standing Committees, shall convene the same 
for organization, unless otherwise ordered by the Uniting 
Conference, and all such Committees shall determine their 
respective times and places of meeting, unless otherwise 
ordered by the Conference. For these Committees a ma- 
jority of all members shall constitute a quorum for the trans- 
action of business. 

7. MEMBERSHIP ON ALL SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

Unless otherwise ordered by the Conference, membership 
on all Special Committees shall be constituted through nom- 



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ination by the Council of Bishops and election by the Con- 
ference ; and if not previously published in the Daily Advo- 
cate a two-thirds vote shall be required for election. 

IV. Miscellaneous 

1. Seatiyig of Delegates. The seating of delegates, elected 
or appointed, to the Uniting Conference shall be by Annual 
Conferences, 

2. Payment of Delegates' Expenses. Each Church repre- 
sented in the Uniting Conference shall be responsible for 
the payment of its delegates' expenses according to its 
usages until such time as the Uniting Conference shall order 
otherwise. 

3. Jurisdictional Conference Boundaries. The delegates 
shall meet in their respective Jurisdictional groups on Mon- 
day, May 1, at 8 p.m., for arranging to carry out the pro- 
visions of Article VIII of the Plan of Union under procedure. 
For the organization of each group a Bishop appointed by 
the Council of Bishops and an Assistant Secretary shall be 
assigned as for the organization of Standing Committees. 



THE EPISCOPAL ADDRESS TO THE UNITING 
CONFERENCE 

Members of the Uniting Conference, Representatives of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South, and the Methodist Protestant Church: 
Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and 
from the Lord Jesus Christ. 

We salute you in the Lord and in the fellowship of the 
hosts of God's people. 

Eight million Methodist communicants and a constituency 
of 20,000,000 adherents stand at attention today as this 
Uniting Conference throws wide the gates to a new era in 
American Church life. The entire Protestantism of the 
nation turns eager eyes toward this city. No more notable 
and responsible Christian body has ever assembled on this 
continent than this Uniting Conference. The authority of 
the Churches that you represent has bestowed upon you 
by legal and constitutional procedure and action the great 
and grave responsibility of building the governmental 
structure of the new Methodist Church out of the elements 
of polity and practice that inhere in the three uniting 
Churches. You are to set the course for a powerful ecclesi- 
astical organization upon its high and holy mission. God 
only in His wisdom, might, and love, can make you equal to 
this task and this obligation. 

Methodism in America proclaims to the world today, with 
great joy, the culmination of one of the most outstanding 
and far-reaching union movements which the Church of 
Christ has ever witnessed. Christendom for a quarter of a 
century has deplored its divisions and bewailed its rivalries, 
and has cried aloud for peace and a new Christian and ec- 
clesiastical unity. Great Ecumenical Councils have sounded 
loudly the call to Christian forces to close their ranks and 
present a solid front to a wretched and wayward world. 
Our three Churches have heard that cry, and have an- 
swered by consolidating their forces, unifying their divi- 
sions, and moving majestically to a more responsible place 
in Christian adventure. The process and spirit that have 
wrought this achievement are prophetic of other Methodist 
unions and of speedy correlations that will give this country 
a Methodism of co-ordinated oneness and of mobilized evan- 
gelical power. 

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The Aim of This Address 

The Bishops have agreed that this address shall be con- 
fined to the meaning of this Uniting Conference, which has 
no distinct precedent, and will have no distinct successor. 
Within recent months the three merging Churches in their 
General Conferences received quadrennial messages such as 
have featured our larger gatherings for more than a cen- 
tury. We do not deem it appropriate or desirable to repeat 
or even closely imitate those state papers that were prepared 
to inspire and guide the lawmaking bodies. This address 
is framed with the dominant purpose of exalting the mis- 
sion of a Conference unique in Methodist history. 

Approaching the Task 

One hundred fifty-five years deliver to us today rare re- 
wards of experience, understanding, and triumphant effort. 
The Christmas Conference of 1784 created an independent 
organized Methodist Church in America. It established the 
Methodist Episcopacy upon foundations genuine and his- 
toric and without sacramentarian implication. The General 
Conference of 1808 created an essential and elemental con- 
stitution in Church government. These have been our great 
constructive, stabilizing, and directive forces. The quad- 
renniums have brought interpretations, amplifications, and 
applications, but the principles have held permanently in 
power. The General Superintendency of bishops has long 
been supplemented by the superintendency of department- 
al boards. With the growth of the Church there has come 
an increase of administrative and promotional agencies and 
a multiplying of rules and regulations for the systematic 
procedure of a vast complex organization. 

The Uniting Conference will be gratified to find that these 
Methodist Churches have wrought so admirably in the de- 
velopment of a sufficient and commendable church polity, 
that their existing processes of government along with those 
supplied by the Plan of Union are ample and adequate for 
the governmental structure of the United Church. 

In accordance with the provision of the Plan of Union, 
"in order to facilitate the work of the Uniting Conference," 
able committees appointed by the Joint Commission on 
Church Union have prepared harmonizations of the pro- 
visions, rules, and regulations of the three Churches. Af- 
ter review by the Joint Commission these are respectfully 
delivered to the delegates here for such use and action as 
their judgment may approve. We may be allowed to ex- 
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labors of the splendid committees, working in limited time 
and under difficult conditions. 

The Uniting Conference has full power to put together 
compactly and substantially the governmental structure of 
The Methodist Church. Union was accomplished by the con- 
stitutional action of the three Churches. But it could not 
become operative without a governmental structure which 
this Uniting Conference was created to provide. After the 
governmental structure has been agreed upon Union can go 
fully into effect, at such time and in such manner as the 
Uniting Conference by enabling acts may determine. These 
enabling acts may provide a point at which certain features 
of the government become effective, and a period in which 
certain other features may be made effective. In these mat- 
ters the sound judgment of the Uniting Conference will 
make reasonable decision. 

A Glance at History 

These three Churches, remembering today their origins 
and the conditions that gave them existence, have only pride 
in the capabilities and the achievements of their ecclesiasti- 
cal ancestors. Stalwart men of noble purpose and eminent 
ability differed in principles and convictions and took diver- 
gent ways to build a Methodism that accorded with their 
consciences and their judgment. Their voices rang clear for 
what to them was right. By their molds, their ecclesiastical 
posterity have wrought faithfully and well for a century 
and have produced Methodism of distinction and power. We 
give reverent praise to the men who established the ways of 
our going and made possible the Churches through which 
we have lived, moved, and had our being. But from the 
high level of their characters and attainments we are able 
today to press across and above the lines of cleavage for the 
building of a greater and finer Methodism to the glory of 
God and the establishment of Christ's Kingdom on Earth. 

The separations in Methodisms brought neither disaster 
nor decadence. That of 1828 which resulted in the organi- 
zation of the Methodist Protestant Church dramatized the 
importance of lay representation in the councils of the 
Church ; and lay representation has long been a fundamen- 
tal principle in our several branches, and is such in the Plan 
of Union. Without the separation of 1844 Methodism would 
have been a house of contention and condemnation from two 
sides ; but with separation it won honorable standing, stead- 
fast sympathy, and unfailing support from both sections of 
a divided people. The tragic era of the nation seriously 
affected the mind and spirit of the great ecclesiastical 



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bodies ; but the people continued increasingly loyal to their 
respective Methodist Churches, which never receded from 
each other in doctrinal beliefs nor in essential elements of 
governmental polity. While Methodists have been distress- 
ingly divided, Methodism has continued inherently one. Its 
faith, its polity, its thought, its life, whatever the realm, 
never failed its founders. Methodism has had a basal unity, 
central, elemental, and enduring. No divisions of men 
could destroy that deeper harmony which is ever the pri- 
mary basis for governmental oneness. 

Faith and order are fundamental for real union in Church 
life and structure. The Church itself as an instrument for 
stabilizing the Kingdom of God has become more and more 
central in all Ecumenical thinking. Before its parts can be 
co-ordinated those parts must show integrity, and the valid 
and intrinsic elements of the whole. Any proposal for any 
Church union must take cognizance of the order involved. 
Without unity of thought and polity only federation may be 
possible. Councils may effect co-operation in life and labor, 
but only kinship can furnish the true and enduring basis 
of a united Church. Religious faiths go in families, and the 
normal procedure for union is along family lines. This pro- 
cedure Methodism has adopted. When families have healed 
their own separations they will be in position to consider 
and accept the larger unities. 

The problem of Methodist Union has not been solely ec- 
clesiastical, but largely social and human. It has not been 
really a Methodist problem, but an American problem, the 
problem of restoring to two great peoples on opposite sides 
of a chasmic line the mutual good will, the respect, the es- 
teem, and the confidence which had been disrupted by a 
great political upheaval. For fifty years the suggestion of 
union received little sympathetic response. Fraternal mes- 
sages, however felicitous and forceful, were largely formal. 
The prevailing attitudes, sentim.ents, and even normal prej- 
udices on both sides had first to be recognized, appraised, 
and appeased. There was the need for the show of consider- 
ation, of understanding, of Christian virtues as prerequisites 
to any merger. Following the first fifty years of 
unyielding separateness were two decades, from 1894 to 
1914, during which joint Commissions on Federation tem- 
pered the winds, softened the atmosphere, and brought in a 
new climate of springtime and hope. In that period the old 
family love began to come back ; the grandchildren sought 
fellowship with their unknown but worthy kin ; and family 
gatherings and homecomings gradually increased. Where 
contacts were most numerous and associations most fre- 



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quent, respect and confidence most rapidly returned. Union 
is here today because good will, genuine respect, mutual 
confidence, and Christian love widely and substantially pre- 
vail among the Methodists of the country. Union in Ameri- 
can Methodism has been and is a matter of American life. 
Its consummation is linked with national understanding and 
national solidarity. This union of ours performs a triple 
service : It restores unity, harmony, and love to its own re- 
ligious family; it creates a mighty bond among the great 
sections of this country ; it sets before the religious forces of 
Christendom an example which is both appealing and chal- 
lenging. With the consciousness of this duty performed, 
Methodism again faces the world in faith, hope, and love. 

The Spirit of This Conference 

The length of our separations has covered a century ; the 
differences due to geographical divisions are not insignifi- 
cant; the involved corporate life is immense, the ancient 
memories have vividly lingered; yet we can boldly declare 
that no similar movement in history has proceeded in a more 
kindly and fraternal mood. Those who have been in the 
inner circles of the Joint Commission know no chapters that 
they would wish to have canceled. The Commissioners will 
bear grateful testimony that the discussions have been so 
uniting in spirit that they must be classed not merely among 
the polite rules prevailing among gentlemen, but as among 
the Christlike codes prevailing among believers. 

This fraternal spirit may be expected to have full sway in 
this Uniting Conference. On the larger matters we are 
already in agreement. Since we have never been separated 
in faith, we will have no theological debates. Inasmuch as 
in the broader outlines of government we are as one, these 
can occasion no arguments. The tasks of harmonization lie 
within the minor, though important, realms — realms made 
important because the whole scheme of union is meaning- 
ful. The call therefore will be for the kindly adept in 
constructive legislation rather than for the genius in 
parliamentary obstruction. This is a well-informed body. 
Condensed wisdom will be more acceptable than exhibits of 
extended knowledge! This Conference has diflflcult duties. 
It has been constitutionally invested with adequate power to 
discharge them. The ratio basis of its structure is of such 
significance that it calls for the consummation of its desig- 
nated task without needless postponement of important 
matters to later gatherings of the Church. Postponement of 
the completion of the governmental structure might bring 
injury to the spirit and purpose that gave the Uniting Con- 



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ference its form and character. Our work here will not be 
the utter finality, but it will be of utter importance. 

The proper union of Methodism, far more than the super- 
ficial mind can see, now becomes a program of the spirit. 
A preference is not necessarily a conviction, nor a custom 
an everlasting law. The spirit that controls our delibera- 
tions will measure the value of the cause advocated and the 
worth of the conclusion reached. For that reason prayers 
should invariably be the prelude of our discussions. The 
ways of debate should lead from altar to altar. This whole 
city should feel the devout pressure of this gathering. These 
days and labors should be kept holy unto God. The faithful- 
ness and spirit with which the trust committed to us is 
loyally fulfilled will determine the future ways of Method- 
ism in its extensive service to God and man. 

Local Mergers 

This Methodism is no fabrication of ambitious, selfish 
ecclesiastics. It is rather the flowing together of great 
streams going out to the same seas. When separations lose 
their motives, meaning, and value, union becomes a normal 
movement and act. This is just as true in local communi- 
ties as with the denominational bodies. Union of the three 
denominations puts all local churches under the same family, 
but it does not require any local mergers. These are left 
entirely to the will, judgment, and action of the member- 
ships of the local churches involved. When the Plan of 
Union was first submitted to the three Churches the Joint 
Commission warned against the quick amalgamation of 
churches and societies that are geographical neighbors. 
That warning this Uniting Conference may well repeat and 
re-enforce. Some local unions will become desirable and 
even necessary, but they should not be made in haste nor 
urged from merely economic considerations. Great loyal- 
ties and holy sentiments cluster about many altars and they 
should be respected. Sacred memories attach to the very 
aisles. These should not be sacrificed without due consid- 
eration. The economic argument, the saving of money, 
standing alone, may be regarded with suspicion. The sale 
of a place of worship to a body of irregular religionists only 
increases the problem of division in any community. Two 
wholesome Methodist Churches are apt to do more for Christ 
than one if the other is sacrificed upon a strange altar. 
When local unions are made, the congregations should keep 
in mind the ministers who are serving them. What will 
become of them? Their interests should be regarded and 
protected and their families should have care when merg- 



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ers are being planned. This Conference should lift all merg- 
ers above the plane of financial selfishness to high places of 
Christian motive and service. 

An Intelligent Church 

Methodism in this great day finds itself with large num- 
bers of communicants and adherents who have little knowl- 
edge of its activities, plans, purposes, happenings, and 
movements. They are not, except in the most meager way, 
Methodistieally informed. The Church must keep them in 
touch with its thought, life, and activity. It has great Pub- 
lishing Houses and all necessary facilities for spreading vital 
intelligence. The greatest modern agencies for taking the 
message of this Church to its own people and all people must 
be called into full action. No feature of possible work offers 
a larger field for service than this of Church and Chris- 
tian intelligence through varied papers, pamphlets, and leaf- 
lets that exhibit and interpret the life, thought, and action 
of Methodism. A department of Methodist intelligence in 
the proper boards, adequate in equipment, capable in man- 
agement, and vigorous in action will have extraordinary 
possibilities for the United Church. 

Our Centers op Learning 

A great body such as Methodism in America now im- 
poses upon itself an obligation to be more than a body. It 
must be a soul. It must be a spirit. It must be a mind. 
These come not save by purpose, resolution, and effort. 
Great souls and great spirits come by many processes, but 
they do not prevail long without great minds. From them 
and through them come light and power. Every church 
must either create or borrow its thinking. What it thinks, 
and whether it thinks, depends upon its ability or lack of 
ability to think. Its intellectual life determines in no small 
measure its standing, its stability, its course, its momen- 
tum. Borrowed thinking, or reflected thinking, eventually 
wears down intellectual self-respect and invites intellectual 
deterioration. The production of thinkers is not optional 
with a great Church. If it fails here it passes its leadership 
to other hands. The vigor of a Church's intelligence will 
deeply affect its spiritual understanding, its spiritual ener- 
gy, its spiritual power, and fix its place among the churches. 

Great thinking and high intellectual life and genuine in- 
tellectual freedom find their source, their support, and their 
inspiration in centers of learning. John Harvard left his 
modest estate for "the pious work of building a college." 
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was not the glory of Harvard but the advancement of learn- 
ing". That is the note w^hich Methodism must sound in every- 
one of its college halls. The advancement of learning in an 
atmosphere of religion is the true aim of every Christian 
college and the indispensable objective of every great Chris- 
tian Church. Its colleges and universities and seminaries 
should be given new significance and new accentuation in 
the new Methodism. Methodist colleges are largely of local 
origin and exist to too large a degree by local interests and 
local support. They are separate and distinct from each 
other, often in competition, and without co-ordinate con- 
sideration and encouragement. The mortality among them 
in recent years has been high. The time has come when 
something to insure permanence must be done or church 
colleges may pass out of existence. The Church has an edu- 
cational responsibility which it dare not ignore, and which 
it can meet only by an adequate educational system. Our 
Methodism should know what colleges and universities and 
seminaries it should have and could properly sustain^ and 
where it should have them. It should then put upon them 
its educational stamp, behind them the forces that will main- 
tain them in educational excellence and in intellectual pow- 
er, and within them the spiritual zeal that will dominate 
their life. In addition, it should continue and increase its 
plans for the spiritual care of many thousands of Method- 
ist students in our privately endowed and tax-supported 
institutions as carried on by the Wesley Foundations. What 
this Church should do it can do. This Uniting Conference 
can open the way for a greater era in educational service 
by the provision it makes for all student life and for the 
administration, promotion, and permanence of its colleges 
and universities. 

The theological seminaries of the new Church will come 
into a greatly enlarged responsibility. Producing master 
builders of Methodism, ministerial workmen with genius, 
ecclesiastical statesmen with foresight and power, genuine 
prophets with vision and authority is their great mission 
and task. They will require suitable student material, ade- 
quate facilities, competent faculties, and supporting re- 
sources equal to their mission and worthy of their Church. 
Their products can be made more serviceable to the Church. 
They can be given that knowledge, understanding, wisdom, 
conviction, and spirit which the genuine Methodist minister 
must have. Methodism has fundamentals of doctrine, life, 
and thought upon which our coming ministers must stand if 
they are to be its exponents. A ministry made up of func- 
tionaries can never advance the Church of God. The urgent 



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and increasing need of Methodism is ministers of ability, 
broad sweep, deep thought, fine loyalty, and vital piety. 
Methodism is girding for a new day. An adequate ministry 
can come only by great seminaries kept close to the heart 
of the Church and sustained by its generous love. 

The Home Task 

The Methodist Church finds itself at the open door of 
great, inviting, challenging, appealing service of all kinds 
and to many classes of people. With its consolidated forces 
and vast resources it is morally and religiously compelled to 
think and plan in terms of an encompassing, constructive, 
and vigorous movement in three extensive home fields : com- 
prehensive home missions activity, local church education 
and Sunday school extension, and general Methodist intel- 
ligence and promotion through well-planned and well- 
executed publicity. Methodism must seek new powers and 
enter upon new processes for taking the Christian gospel to 
the people of all sections of our country. The rural areas, 
the tenant populations, the foreign settlements, the indus- 
trial districts, the race divisions, the peripheral parts of our 
villages, towns, and cities in all jurisdictions of the new 
Church present alarming moral and religious destitution. 
In many places only the small sects that magnify marginal 
doctrinal emphasis have any hearing and give any religious 
service. That condition cannot continue and America be 
sanely Christian. This Church must attempt more and do 
more to make our land Christian than has ever entered its 
dreams, much less its planning, and it should begin here. 
This Uniting Conference can provide for Boards, general, 
regional and local, and fix responsibilities which will put 
our Church at its great work of reforming the continent 
and spreading scriptural holiness over the land. 

The Work Abroad 

This union of Methodism finds the foreign missionary 
work of the uniting churches in great need of special in- 
spiration and encouragement. The missionary passion in 
the home churches must be renewed and strengthened. For 
a decade the work of foreign missions has gone on with too 
slow a pace. The old epoch has closed. Each field has de- 
veloped its own problems, and all are difficult. The entire 
structure and movement of our overseas work service calls 
for new strategy, new statesmanship, new forces. An ade- 
quate program and system must be set up by which these 
may be attained. This Uniting Conference has no greater 
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must not fail the nations that this day need the light, the 
truth, and the salvation that are in Jesus Christ. The world 
is still our parish. The last commission of our Lord is the 
first claim upon our Church. 

The query has come in from our mission fields as to the 
place in the United Church of our heroic people on the dis- 
tant frontiers. Our three Churches have worked in the 
lands where our people needed unity. In Japan and Korea 
they proceeded to form independent churches. In Mexico 
ci\al laws, and in Brazil national consciousness, made auton- 
omous churches desirable. There are decided indications 
that some of our Methodist Churches would like a more defi- 
nite and official relation to the Mother Churches now ex- 
changing multiplicity for unity. Many of our leaders have 
hoped that the federal ties of Methodism might be lengthen- 
ed and strengthened so that it might be said that the conti- 
nents, though separated, had one ecumenical church. Our 
Plan of Union, and its scheme of Jurisdictional and Central 
Conferences, provides splendid possibilities for a federal 
or dominional government that will still allow room 
for a proper national or wider geographical autonomy. We 
are confident that this Uniting Conference will give assur- 
ance to our widely scattered children that the hearthstone 
still belongs to them. Our paternal feeling will meet their 
filial feeling in love. As far as may be wise and possible 
governmental provisions will be set up for making Method- 
ism a united body in all parts of the world, thus fulfilling 
Wesley's goal of the "World is my parish." 

Here we may be allowed to express our great joy at the 
marvelous growth and development of the Christian Church, 
and especially the Methodist Church, in the fields abroad. 
Many have been the prayers, the tears, the sacrifices, and 
gifts of love and service which have gone into them from 
our Methodist people for over a century. The vigor and 
vitality of the younger churches are being increasingly 
shown even today in the midst of gravest economic and po- 
litical dil!iculties. We have here a convincing evidence of 
the soundness of our missionary enterprise and a tremen- 
dous challenge to enlarge our co-operation to the utmost. 
Our service for them should be continued and can be con- 
tinued with enlarged possibilities if the bond between our 
people and the young churches is kept intimate and strong, 
but there is grave danger that they will weaken if that bond 
becomes greatly attenuated. Autonomous Churches and 
Central Conferences have come about normally in the grati- 
fying grov^d:h of the Church in those various lands. How- 
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Church government could go so far as to destroy elemental 
and fundamental relationships with the sustaining life of 
the Mother Church, and that would be deeply regretted by 
all. 

The Mother Church must be to the younger churches more 
than an appropriating Board, however large or small the 
funds bestowed, or it may sooner or later cease to be even 
that. Funds will be supplied only when and where the life 
of the Church is interested. That connectionalism which 
gives unity and strength to Methodism at home should em- 
brace as far as practicable the younger Methodisms abroad. 
This Uniting Conference may well make such provisions as 
will keep open and render effective large possibilities of in- 
terest, watch care, and service from the Church at home to 
the Churches abroad. 

Reforming Continents 

The Christian Church cannot exclude itself from social 
and moral reforms and be true and loyal to its own life and 
responsibility. Human rights and human justice cannot be 
violated without disaster to man and civilization. The des- 
potism of the State is utterly destructive of human liberty 
and exhaustive of human personality. The thirst for gov- 
ernmental power, human greed and political, economic and 
social injustice, give rise to rebellion and conflict. The 
Church must aid in finding a solution to these difficulties 
based upon honor, humanity, and reason. War with its in- 
evitable barbarism, murder, theft, and indescribable atroc- 
ity, cannot be tolerated as a system of settling international 
disputes and establishing international relationships. The 
Church cannot be silent while blatant forces of evil, gross 
wickedness and vile destruction stride the earth. It shall 
ever endeavor to create those attitudes, powers, and proc- 
esses that will produce a new earth wherein dwelleth right- 
eousness. 

The Spread of Holiness 

When a group of eighty pioneer preachers organized the 
Methodist Episcopal Church in 1784, they solemnly asked, 
"What may we reasonably believe to be God's design in rais- 
ing up the Methodist preachers?" They devoutly replied, 
"To reform the continent and spread scriptural holiness over 
these lands." They were plain, God-conscious, sin-conscious, 
Christ-conscious, salvation-conscious men. They believed 
in the distinctive religious life of Methodism, its indis- 
pensable gospel, and its undeniable, irrevocable mis- 
sion. They were apostolic in faith, speech, and action. It 



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is marvelous what they accomplished in sixty years. They 
lifted the wild frontier of a vast continent out of sociai 
chaos; they redeemed the people from moral and religious 
destitution; they created character and civilization every- 
where. These religious progenitors, these fathers in a 
forceful faith, were the master builders of the resplendent 
Kingdom which has become our rich and glorious inheri- 
tance. Their power was not in their reforms but in their 
spiritual dynamic. Their unabated emphasis was upon the 
healing and the health of the heart. Redemption was theii' 
theme and reconcilation to God their goal. Not strategies, 
not technique, but fervent, forceful, full religious life was 
their power and their salvation. 

Methodism came to strength through its spiritual dy- 
namic. That has been its distinctive contribution to Ameri- 
can Christianity, and that must continue to be its driving 
power. When it is neglected, atrophy and decay come upon 
the Church, When nurtured it has produced strength, 
gro\vth, and advance. For it no substitute has been found. 
It has accounted for many and far-reaching reforms, but 
none has ever wholly accounted for Methodism. Where the 
religious life is strongest there the reforms are most ef- 
fective and constructive enterprises most numerous. The 
early Wesleyans in their spread of scriptural holiness shook 
a nation and awoke a great people. There resulted the 
greatest reforms which that country ever witnessed. Re- 
ligion, as religious experience and religious life, has in 
it power for the remaking of the world. These facts point 
out the trunk line for the Methodism of tomorrow, as they 
mark the highway of yesterday. Spiritual dynamic is the 
essential equipment for any triumphant Church. Its attain- 
ment should continually possess the leadership of the 
Church. 

The Evangelistic Call 

This address cannot ignore the duty of emphasizing the 
evangelistic spirit that gave the Wesleyan movement its 
power and our three Churches their foundations. Evan- 
gelism today is in grave danger of being weakened into a 
generality; or narrowed into an advocacy of some frag- 
ment of Christian conduct ; or of being defined as a sort of 
climatic influence. It is our solemn judgment that Method- 
ism can have no powerful and expanding life unless it re- 
covers the seeking spirit of Christ, of St. Paul, and of John 
Wesley. It is our judgment also that this supreme phase of 
our Church's life merits and requires the most distinct and 
powerful leadership. We are warranted, therefore, in ex- 



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pressing the earnest hope that the program here adopted for 
the Methodist Church shall include as its most vital factor a 
plan that shall seek to promote in all our borders an intel- 
ligent, intense, ardent, throbbing evangelism to the end that 
there may be added unto the Church constantly multitudes 
that are being saved. 

It is a matter of great gratification that Methodism today 
in many sections of this country is in a state of decided re- 
vival. A great awakening is in progress. The Aldersgate 
Commemorations of these Churches, the Church-wide Evan- 
gelistic movements, and the Youth Crusades are having 
marvelous effect. Similar activities are on in the North and 
East, and in the South and West. Names for it may change, 
but this movement should not halt. It may take ten years 
to awaken this country, but Methodism has ten years to give 
to that sacred task. What better service could it render ? All 
leaders in this country, educational, economic, political, and 
social, are saying that this nation's greatest need is a re- 
vival of religion. They know. Why not give America a 
revival that it will not lose from its life for a hundred years ? 
The stage is set. It can be done. United Methodism has 
come to the Kingdom for such a time as this. 

The Valuation of the Church 

Methodism in America is a great religious force. Begin- 
ning as a society in the Church of England, Methodism has 
become a Church in its o^\^l name, right, polity and faith. 
As such it is obligated to set forth, promote, and preserve 
its tenets, the integritj^ of its orders, the sanctity of its sac- 
raments, the validity of its ministry, the redemptiveness 
of its religious life, and its distinctive characteristics as a 
legitimate and co-ordinate part of the Ecumenical Church. 
The founder of Methodism is universally recognized as the 
world's great evangelist. For fifty years he carried the 
torch of sacred fire to the darkened spots of England's life. 
But John Wesley was great as a Churchman as he was great 
as an evangelist. The ministry, the sacraments, and the 
ritual were all sacred to him. He taught his ministers and 
his people loyalty to the Church, its faith and its order. He 
made innovations under religious necessity, but he violated 
no Churchman's code. Before acting he established for 
himself and his followers a historic foundation for ordain- 
ing bishops for America and Scotland, and provided for the 
setting up of separate churches of apostolic content and his- 
toric lineage. 

Methodism passed rapidly from the state of a society to 
the standing of a responsible Church of Christ. Its 



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denominationalism was strong and assertive yet commen- 
dable, but its position as a substantial division of the Ecu- 
menical Church became more and more established. Today 
the Methodist Church is a Christian Church of historic 
faith, order, and structure with a religious life, zeal, 
thought, and movement that are distinctive and dynamic. 
Herein lie its significance, its obligation, and its power. 
Such a Church, with such position and possibilities in ful- 
fillment of its divine mission, can build itself into the life 
of America and the life of the world. Men await its com- 
ing as those that watch for the morning. "Awake, awake, 
put on strength, arm of the Lord, as in the ancient days !" 

Conclusion 

The Methodist Church sets forth anew upon a great ad- 
venture. Whither, and to v/hat end ? The master of the ship 
at sea each day at noon finds his bearings from the heavenly 
bodies, sets his course, and steams ahead. This is a parable 
— Methodism, mid-ocean, a mighty vessel, a precious cargo ! 
Whither and to what end? The setting of the course, the 
safety of the voyage, the splendor of the adventure are with 
the men who man the bridge ! 

No ruler takes a throne nor chief magistrate a scepter of 
government without a solemn oath to protect, preserve, and 
defend the constitution of the country. At this glorious 
inauguration in Methodism with uplifted hand we and you 
take such an oath of allegiance to our great Church. To its 
preservation, promotion, and advance we pledge our loyalty, 
our lives, and our sacred honor. The torch set aflame by 
our ancestors by their faith, sacrifice, and apostolic hero- 
ism shall never go out. By it men shall have the light of 
the world to the glory of God the Father, and Jesus Christ 
the Son, unto the uttermost salvation of all mankind. 

In the background of all our counsels stand two towering 
figures, heroes, saints : the immortal founder and the sacri- 
ficial prophet of the long road. In all the changing decades 
we have never lost sight of their faces, the might of their 
faith, the example of their ardor, or the inheritance of their 
toil. They speak to us today from the hilltops of eternal 
glory. Hear them ! "The best of all is, God is with us." It 
is the voice of the founder. God is with us ! God is with us ! 
The Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit are with us ! 

Hear the other voice. The prophet of the long road is 
speaking, echoing the words read to him by his companion 
at the end of his last journey as he stepped into the chariot 
that took him away to his Father's house. "I am Alpha and 
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shall inherit all things, and I shall be his God and he shall 
be my Son." Down from the sky comes the assurance that 
victory is the ultimate portion for God's people. "God buries 
his workmen but carries on his work." Our illustrious hu- 
man founders still speak to us in living words. Let us in 
the name of God of our fathers unfurl the banners and sound 
the trumpets and speak unto the children of Methodism that 
they go forward — 

"God of our fathers, known of old. 
Be with us yet, be with us yet." 
Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church: William F. 
Anderson, John L. Nuelsen, Edwin H. Hughes, Francis 
J. McConnell, Frederick D. Leete, Herbert Welch, 
Thomas Nicholson, Adna W. Leonard, Charles B. Mit- 
chell, John W. Robinson, Eben S. Johnson, Ernest L. 
Waldorf, Charles Edward Locke, Ernest G. Richardson, 
Edgar Blake, Frederick T. Keeney, H. Lester Smith, 
Charles L. Mead, Robert E. Jones, Matthew W. Clair, 
George A. Miller, Titus Lowe, Brenton T. Badley, Wal- 
lace E. Brown, Raymond J. Wade, James C. Baker, J. 
Ralph Magee, Ralph S. Cushman, Wilbur E. Ham- 
maker, Charles W. Flint, Alexander P. Shaw, G. Brom- 
ley Oxnam, Edwin F. Lee, John M. Springer, Ralph A. 
Ward, John Gowdy, Jashwant R. Chitambar, J. Was- 
kom Pickett, Juan E. Gattinoni, Roberto Elphick, F. H. 
Otto Melle. 
Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South: War- 
ren A. Candler, John M. Moore, Urban V. W. Darling- 
ton, H. M. Du Bose, William N. Ainsworth, Samuel R. 
Hay, James Cannon, Jr., Hoyt M. Dobbs, Hiram A. 
Boaz, Arthur J. Moore, Paul B. Kern, A. Frank Smith, 
Ivan Lee Holt, William W. Peele, Clare Purcell, Charles 
C. Selecman, J. Lloyd Decell, William C. Martin, Wil- 
liam T, Watkins.* 
President of the General Conference, Methodist Protestant 
Church: James H. Straughn. 

♦Bishop Collins Denny, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, who has de- 
clined to become a Bishop of The Methodist Church, refused to sign the foregoing 
address. 



MESSAGE FROM THE COUNCIL OF BISHOPS 

The Methodists of America have entered into a new sense 
of brotherhood. They have consummated the largest union 
of Protestant Christians ever achieved. The full signifi- 
cance of what has occurred is beyond our present under- 
standing; only eternity can properly evaluate the deeper 
meaning of what we have here done. 

Of greater significance than the act of union is the result 
of union. The spiritual oneness so conspicuous at the Unit- 
ing Conference must be made to permeate the whole body 
of Methodism. Out of this union must spring a new and 
more intense loyalty to our Wesleyan heritage. Above all, 
this Methodist Church must immediately project a program 
of service commensurate with its latent powers and its un- 
paralleled opportunity. 

In the providence of God our Churches have come to- 
gether at a moment of world crisis. In every land there is 
perplexity and fear. The priceless values of life are every- 
where threatened. Never in modern times was there such 
an imperative demand for the proclamation and applica- 
tion of the Gospel. At the very instant of its new birth, 
The Methodist Church is faced with a challenge to summon 
all men to behold the redemptive power which has always 
been resident in the eternal Christ. 

The burden of our duty in this hour has been upon our 
hearts. In response to inner promptings, no less than to the 
request of the Conference, your Bishops express the need 
for a mighty resurgence of spiritual life and its inevitable 
moral overflow, and their willingness to help lead the Church 
in a movement to bring about its consummation. 

Such a forward movement should be all-inclusive, and 
should be dynamic, inspirational, and educational in nature 
and method. It should involve a dissemination among our 
people of information concerning the history, genius, theol- 
ogy, policy, and program of Methodism. 

It should inculcate a new loyalty to all our institutions. 
It should interpret unification to our people and weld them 
together in understanding, sympathy and a sense of fellow- 
ship. It should emphasize our world-wide missionary en- 
terprise and stimulate the passion to evangelize all peoples. 

It should promote Christian stewardship and bring about 
a greater liberality for the larger benevolent work of our 

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Church, It should lay bare the social and personal sins of 
our time and call men to repentance and reformation. It 
should place emphasis upon personal religious experience 
and seek to revive in the hearts of our people the seeking 
spirit of the compassionate Christ. 

Such a movement must be more than a temporary enter- 
prise of an inspirational nature. Its foundations must be 
wide and deep ; its cultivation fundamental and constant. 
The best of our thought and the most competent advice we 
can secure shall be devoted to projecting the details of a 
plan, which in due time will be announced to the Church- 
With the hearty and unselfish co-operation of all our 
preachers, people, and organizations, the movement contem- 
plated should bring the Church to its first General Confer- 
ence having witnessed a revival of deep religious experience, 
with all its forces mobilized for the inauguration of the 
third century of vital Methodism. 

No cause is forlorn with Christ at its head. We look up 
and behold the morning. Christ is out on the highways of 
the world's needs. No ingenuity of wickedness, no indiffer- 
ence or scorn of men can stop His unceasing march of re- 
demption. We resolve anew to evade no peril and to seek 
no discharge from the tasks, but take our appointed way 
with Him until the gospel has been given in its uniqueness 
and redeeming power to all men. 

"We will rejoice in Thy salvation, and in the name of our 
God will we set up our banner." 



JOURNAL 

of the 
Uniting Conference, 1939 

WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 26, 1939 



APRIL 26 

First Day 



Morning 



Sacrament 
of the 
Lord's 
Supper 



The Uniting Conference of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South, and the Methodist Protes- 
tant Church opened its proceedings with the 
observance of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, 
at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 26, 1939, in the 
Protestant Episcopal Cathedral of Grace and Holy opening 
Trinity, Kansas City, Mo. 

The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper was ad- 
ministered by Bishops Herbert Welch, Wallace E. 
Brown, and Wilbur E. Hammaker, of the Method- 
ist Episcopal Church; Bishops Samuel R. Hay, 
William W. Peele, and Charles C. Selecman, of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church, South ; and Doc- 
tors E. A. Sexsmith and S. W. Rosenberger of the 
Methodist Protestant Church, 

At the conclusion of this solemn and impressive 
service, the delegates-elect, led by the Bishops of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Method- 
ist Episcopal Church, South, and the President of 
the General Conference of the Methodist Protes- 
tant Church, marched in a body to the Municipal 
Auditorium, where the business sessions of the 
Conference were held. 

At 10 o'clock Judge Leslie J. Lyons, Chairman 
of the Local Committee on Entertainment, re- 
quested the members of the Conference to stand, 
as the Bishops were approaching. 

The Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church 
and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, came 
to the platform, led by Bishop Edwin H. Hughes, 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Bishop John 
M. Moore, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South, and Dr. James H. Straughn, President of 

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APRIL 26 

First Day 
Morning 
Fanfare 



Call to Order 



Devotions 



Prayei' 



the General Conference of the Methodist Protes- 
tant Church, the three Co-Chairmen of the Joint 
Commission on Church Union. 

As the Bishops came to the platform, sixteen 
trumpeters from the Central Junior High School 
of Kansas City sounded a fanfare under the di- 
rection of Dr. James R. Houghton, director of 
Music of Boston University. Led by Dr. Hough- 
ton and the Seminary Singers of Boston Univer- 
sity, the audience joined in singing "All Hail the 
Power of Jesus' Name." 

After the Bishops had reached the platform the 
trumpeters rendered another selection. 

Bishop Edwin Holt Hughes called this momen- 
tous Conference to order, as follows : 

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will re- 
joice and be glad in it. 

The hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers 
shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth. 

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and 
a contrite heart, God, thou wilt not despise. 

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my 
heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength 
and my redeemer. 

Bishop John M. Moore announced, and the Con- 
ference joined in singing Hymn 381, "The 
Church's One Foundation Is Jesus Christ Her 
Lord." 

President James H. Straughn then led the audi- 
ence in the recital of the Apostles' Creed. 

Dr. J. C. Broomfield, former President of the 
General Conference of the Methodist Protestant 
Church, led in prayer, as follows : 

For bringing us to this high moment we render Thee 
thanks, our Father in Heaven, and now that we are here 
we are happy in the thought that we can depend upon 
Thee. We can draw upon Thy strength, and upon Thy 
wisdom, and upon Thy foi-ebearance, and upon Thy pa- 
tience. We would place our feet afresh upon the great 
promise that "my God shall supply all your needs accord- 
ing to his riches and glory." We pray Thee, our Father, 
that in like manner all of us shall be at Thy disposal, and 
from this opening service until the close may we be under 
the control of Thy Spirit; that we can follow in the path 
which He indicates and be brave enough to do what He 
wants done, rather than what we may choose to do our- 
selves. And may there be such a high note struck in this 
service as shall I'esound throughout this entire Uniting 
Conference. We acknowledge Thee as our Father; we 
acknowledge Jesus Christ as the Great Head of the 



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Church; we acknowledge the Holy Spirit as our Sanctifier, APRIL 26 
Comforter, and Guide. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. First Day 

■^"^^"' Morning 

Bishop Urban V. W. Darlington, Senior effec- 
tive Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South, then led the Conference in the responsive 
reading "God's Unsearchable Greatness," found 
on page 604 of the Methodist Hymnal. 

The Conference then joined heartily in the sing- 
ing of the Gloria Patri, 

Bishop Frederick T, Keeney, of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, read the New Testament les- 
son from John 17 : 1-23. 

Bishop Francis J. McConnell, of the Methodist P'-^"^'" 
Episcopal Church, led in prayer, as follows: 

Almighty God, our Father in Heaven, we praise Thee 
as we come before Thee upon this occasion. We can feel 
that Thou art very near unto us. We know that Thou 
art near in the sense that Thy power is round about us, 
and that Thy wisdom is manifest in all the works which 
Thou hast made, and in all the revelations which Thou 
dost make of Thyself to us. But we thank Thee that there 
come particular times when it is in a peculiar sense that 
Thou art near. We are indeed near unto Thee in the 
sense that in Thee we live and move and have our being. 
But Thou art near unto us also in a peculiarly intimate 
sense when we feel that we stand close to Thee to carry 
out in some special way a manifestation of Thy purpose. 
We come together at this time feeling the commission of 
a great purpose which we believe is inspired by Thee. We 
thank Thee for the revelations that Thou hast made 
through these different branches of Thy Church, for the 
distinctiveness of point of view, for the uniqueness of ap- 
proach of each of the groups to Thee, and for the degree 
of success which Jesus had in carrying out Thy plans for 
men. And now we come together thanking Thee for the 
way in which Thou hast manifested Thyself, praising 
Thee for all the victories which the various branches have 
won with Thy help, and asking Thee for a larger portion 
even of Thy Spirit as we look to the days ahead. We 
praise Thee for that power by which human effort can 
be multiplied as men come together to do Thy will. We 
thank Thee for the individual experience, for the way in 
which we can feel that Thou dost understand each one 
of us. Thou knowest our downsitting and art acquainted 
with all our ways. Thou knowest also our uprising as 
we go forth to the work of the day. And we praise Thee 
for the revelations which have come to each of these 
groups of Thy servants as they have been brought to- 
gether. And we thank Thee that we can feel that as the 
days come and go in the years that are ahead there can 
be a peculiar multiplication of divine force in the united 
body; that we have not merely the addition of one gn:oup 
to another, but we have also the peculiar Intensification 



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APRIL 26 

First Day 
Morning 
Prayer 



and spread of power, as these separate bodies maintain 
every distinctivity in their spii'itual approach, neverthe- 
less go forth in a new union of purpose and of will to 
accomplish that to which they have been sent on earth. 
Be with us then, we beseech Thee. And now deliver us 
from any pride in organization or any exaltation of or- 
ganization for its purpose. Help us to see the peculiari- 
ties of each organization v.'hich has given to each organi- 
zation its might, but deliver us, we beseech Thee, from 
worshiping anything that is merely instrumental. Help 
us to keep in mind the great end toward which we all aim. 
Deliver us from idolatry. May the blessed Spirit give us 
a sense of perspective that shall kept all things in their 
proper place and shall order all things aright so that 
nothing shall stand out at the end except the revelation 
of Thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ, and the means by which 
we attain the birth of understanding. May we think that 
in a sense we have come to a new kingdom for such a 
time as this. We see the world distraught, if not by war, 
at least disturbed by rumors of war. We see class arrayed 
against class, and race against race. We feel somehow 
that we have the forces that can heal these divisions and 
bring them into something at least that approaches to 
a body of Christ. May the spiritual aim, then, be upper- 
most in our minds, an aim that shall include all men. De- 
liver us from any false limitation of our thoughts to any 
one group. Above all the thought of one particular na- 
tion, may we see the nations of the earth coming together 
to worship Thee. Above all the thoughts of all particular 
races and all particular organizations may we see the 
common purpose for which Thou hast sent us into the 
world. We praise Thee for the honor Thou hast bestowed 
upon us. In humility we confess our sins. At times we 
are affrighted with the thought that Thine eyes are in 
every place beholding the evil, and we forget that Thou 
dost also behold the good. Without any trace of spiritual 
conceit or arrogance, may we be looking upon ourselves 
as possessed of an inherent dignity because we are Thy 
sons. What are we that Thou art mindful of us, and yet 
Thou hast bestowed upon us dominion over some things. 
May we have dominion over ourselves and in powers of 
persuasion and of life may we have dominion over those 
round about us. So may all our sessions be in a deep sense 
of waiting upon Thee. And may we attain here to that 
lofty experience of communion with Thee which comes 
from laboring together with Thee. We thank Thee for 
the enlightenment of our minds which comes out of con- 
templation of that truth. We thank Thee for the quick- 
ening of our -wills and for the responsiveness of our hearts. 
Put help us to understand that the true, the deepest rev- 
elation, comes, after all, as we look in the direction in 
which Thou art looking, as we look out to the men that 
know Thee not, as we see the sorrow and distress of the 
world. May we feel then that Thine eyes and the eyes of 
Thj' people are centered upon the same needs and upon the 
same task, and grant that out of this common working 
together we may attain to a new sense of communion with 
Thyself. May we look back always, and may the Church 
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people came to understand Thee better; be more neai-ly 
instantaneous in response to the promptings of Thy 
Spirit; be more thoroughly devoted to carrying- Thy plans 
out in the world. And we ask it all in the name of our 
Christ. Amen. 



APRIL 26 

First Day 
Morning 
Prayer 



Bishop James Cannon, Jr., of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, South, announced and the Con- 
ference joined in sing'ing one of Charles Wesley's 
greatest hymns, No. 162 in The Methodist Hym- 
nal, "0 for a Thousand Tongues to Sing." 

Bishop Hughes called the Uniting Conference ^ 
to order for the transaction of business, as fol- 
lows: 



usiness 
Session 



For the formal call for the Uniting Conference, th*^ 
delegates will stand. 

The Conference arose and Bishop Hughes pro- 
ceeded : 

Dear Brothers and Sisters: The Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South, the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the 
Methodist Protestant Church have by their regular con- 
stitutional processes voted to unite, and to become The 
Methodist Church. According to the Plan of Union adopt- 
ed by them, a Uniting Conference was provided for, that 
it might consummate union and combine the laws of the 
three Disciplines. Delegates have been duly elected ac- 
cording to the provisions adopted by the three Churches 
to represent them. 

The time having arrived for the meeting of this Unit- 
ing' Conference, I now call its first session to order and 
declare it duly convened. 

Bishop John M. Moore, of the Methodist Epis- 
copal Church, South, and Dr. James H. Straughn, 
President of the General Conference of the Meth- 
odist Protestant Church, together with Bishop 
Edwin H. Hughes, of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, Co-Chairmen of the Joint Commission on 
Church Union, jointly made the following dec- 
laration : 

This we do reverently, in the name of the Father, and 
of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Bishop Hughes announced that the first order organization 
of business was the calling of the roll. 

Bishop H. Lester Smith, Secretary of the Board 
of Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
stated that the following active Bishops of that 
Church were present: John L. Nuelsen, Edwin 



Roll Call 



Bishops 
Present 



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APRIL 26 

First Day 

Morning 

Bishops 
Present 



H. Hughes, Francis J. McConnell, Adna W. Leon- 
ard, Ernest L. Waldorf, Ernest G. Richardson, 
Edgar Blake, H. Lester Smith, Charles L. Mead, 
Robert E. Jones, Titus Lowe, Brenton T. Badley, 
Wallace E. Brown, Raymond J. Wade, James C. 
Baker, J. Ralph Magee, Ralph S. Cushman, Wil- 
bur E. Hammaker, Charles W. Flint, Alexander 
P. Shaw, G. Bromley Oxnam, Edwin F. Lee, John 
M. Springer, Ralph A. Ward, John Gowdy, Jash- 
want R. Chitambar, J. Waskom Pickett, Roberto 
Elphick, F. H. Otto Melle. Absent: Juan E. 
Gattinoni. 

Retired Bishops present: William F. Anderson, 
Frederick D. Leete, Herbert Welch, John W. Rob- 
inson, Charles E. Locke, Frederick T, Keeney, 
Matthew W. Clair, George A. Miller. Absent: 
Thomas Nicholson, Charles B. Mitchell, Eben S. 
Johnson. 

Bishop Paul B. Kern, Secretary of the College 
of Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South, announced that the following active Bish- 
ops of that Church were present: Urban V. W. 
Darlington, Arthur J. Moore, Paul B. Kern, A. 
Frank Smith, Ivan Lee Holt, William W. Peele, 
Clare Purcell, Charles C. Selecman, J. Llovd De- 
cell, William C. Martin, William T. Watkins. 
Absent : Hoyt M. Dobbs. 

Retired Bishops present: John M. Moore, James 
Cannon, Jr., Samuel R. Hay, Hiram A. Boaz. 
Absent: Warren A. Candler, Collins Denny, Hor- 
ace M. Du Bose, William N. Ainsworth. 

Bishop Hughes then announced that the respec- 
tive Secretaries of the last General Conferences 
of the three uniting Churches would call the roll of 
delegates of their respective Churches after the 
manner agreed upon — namely, by Conferences, 
with the Chairman of each Conference delegation 
reporting the number present in this delegation ; 
sending to the Secretary's table the names of all 
absent members of the delegation, and at the 
same time making any necessary substitutions. 

John M. Arters, Secretary of the last General 
Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
was present; but being physically incapacitated, 
under his direction the roll of Conferences of that 
Church was called by Edgar R. Heckman, his first 



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Assistant Secretary, and the following were certi- april 26 
fied as being present : ""'"^ ""^^ 

Morning 

Alabama. — Ministerial: J. L. Brasher. Lay: W. F. Delegates 
Franke substituted for A. D. Peck. Present 

Atlanta. — Ministerial: D. H. Stanton. Lay: J. P. 
Brawley. 

Baltimore. — Ministerial: F. R. Bayley, B. W. Meeks, 
J. R. Edwards. Lay: D. S. Patterson, G. W. Crabbe. 

Blue Ridge-Atlantic. — Ministerial: M. O. Fletcher. 
Lay: Mrs. R. C. Kennedy. 

California. — Ministerial: T. C. Knowles, C. A. Rich- 
ardson, F. D. Parr. Lay: J. D. Crummey, John Tunni- 
cliffe. 

Central Alabama. — Ministerial: E. M. Jones. Lay: 
L. W. Lynn. 

Central New York. — Ministerial: R. H. Huse, A. P. 
Coman, H. E. Woolever. Lay: Mrs. H. S. Osborn, A. G 
Odell. 

Central Northwest. — Ministerial: T. J. Westerberg. 
Lay: J. E. Anderson. 

Central Pennsylvania. — Ministerial: J. E. Skilling- 
ton, E. R. Heckman, M. E. Schwartz. Lay: C. V. Adams, 
V. M. Frey. 

Central Tennessee. — Ministerial: W. J. Fesmire. 
Lay: Miss Leota Holmes. 

Central West. — Ministerial: B. F. Abbott. Lay: Miss 
A. M. Williams. 

Colorado. — Ministerial: 0. W. Auman, C. E. Schofield, 
F. L. Geyer. Lay: R. B. Spencer, E. C. Harrah, Hei^man 
Wills, Jr., substituted for Miss Harriett Lewis, W. H 
Spurgeon. 

Dakota.— Ministerial : E. D. Kohlstedt. Lay: B. A. 
Dunbar. 

Delaware. — Ministerial: D. H. Hargis. Lay: H. S. 
Wilson. 

Detroit. — Ministerial: M. S. Rice, M. R. Reed, F. L. 
Fitch, H. H. Crane, J. M. M. Gray, W. R. Fruit. Lay: 
H. C. Baldwin, P. G. Halmhuber substituted for Webster 
Pearce, D. T. Strong. 

East German. — Ministerial: J. H. Steinkraus. Lay: 
C. M. Windels substituted for E. H. Mueller. 

East Tennessee. — Ministerial: W. L. Sanders. Lay: 
Mrs. D. E. McNorton. 

Eastern Swedish. — Ministerial: H. C. Whyman. Lay: 
0. W. Hjerpe. 

Erie. — Ministerial: L. M. Barnard, S. T. Davison. Lay: 
E. T. Welch, L. H. McKay. 

Florida. — Ministerial: H. W. Bartlay. Lay: D. A. 
Boyd. 

Genesee. — Ministerial: S. A. Keen, J. W\ Searles. Lay: 
Mrs. W. R. Brown, M. S. Gibbs. 

Georgia. — Ministerial: E. C. Dewey, E. J. Hammond. 
Lay: G. S. McElroy. 

Holston. — Ministerial: R. L. Stapleton. Lay: J. L. 
Robb, J. S. Fletcher, Mrs. H. C. Black, F. H. Trotter. 

Idaho. — Ministerial: W. H. Hertzog. Lay: E. H. Deal, 
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Illinois. — Ministerial: A. M. Wells, T. B. Lugg, W. E. 
Shaw, W. G. Pulliam, E. G. Sandmeyer, H. W. McPher- 
son. Lay: H. W. Fitch, H. R. Snavely, Mrs. I. B. Black- 
stock, H. S. Wiley, L. H. Martin. 

Indiana. — Ministerial: O. W. Fifer, W, C. Hartingei, 
W. T. Jones substituted for J. M. Walker. Lay: R. M. 
Kibler, Mrs. H. E. Asbury, W. W. Schwaninger, H. D. 
Hinkle substituted for T. M. McDonald. 

Iowa-Des Moines. — Ministerial: L. P. Goodwin, U. S. 
Smith, W. A. Longnecker substituted for A. H. Barker. 
Lay: Mrs. H. S. Hollingsworth, Dean Taylor, J. M. Beck 
substituted for J. H. Peterman. 

Kansas. — Ministerial: 0. E. Allison, E. F. Buck, R. 0. 
Penick, W. A. Keve. Lay: Mrs. H. A. French, J. C. 
Gaede, A. F. Landon. 

Kentucky. — Ministerial: S. C. Rice, Lay: A. S. Ben- 
nett. 

Lexington. — Ministerial: B. F. Smith. Lay: D. A. 
Bethea, J. A. X. Patton. 

Louisiana. — Ministerial: J. W. E. Bowen. Lay: M. S. 
Davage. 

Maine. — Ministerial: A. A. Callaghan. Lay: C. D. 
Baldwin. 

Michigan^. — Ministerial: D. S. Coors, L. T. Robinson, 
A. H. Pellowe, J. L. Seaton. Lay: L. D. Dickinson, Mrs. 
W. H. Veenboer, Smith Burnham. 

Minnesota. — ^Ministerial: L. H. Rising. Lay: G. F. 
Reineke. 

Mississippi. — Ministerial: J. B. F. Shaw, L. E. Johnson. 
Lay: R. H. McAllister. 

Missouri. — Ministerial: E. J. Kulp, J. F. King, F. W. 
Wahl, Edward Hislop. Lay: L. J. Lyons, Grace L. Bragg. 
C. W. Hanke, R. C. Tucker, Miss A. B. Duhigg. 

Montana State. — Ministerial: John Morange. Lay: 
E. E. Collins. 

Nebraska. — Ministerial: L. H. Kaub, H. E. Hess, Wal- 
ter Aitken. E. L. Geissinger. Lav: H. M. Greenslit, G. 
H. Gray, W. S. Rogers, Miss E. M. Rogers, W. D. Clark. 

New England. — Ministerial: D. L. Marsh, L. O. Hart- 
man. Lay: S. T. Emery, S. 0. MacMullen, Mrs. L. L. Le- 
Sourd, V. P. Clarke. 

New England Southern. — Ministerial: J. V. Claypool, 
A. C. Knudson. Lay: W. P. Pritchard. 

New Hampshire. — Ministerial: L. W. Stringfellow. 
Lay: W. H. Davis. 

New Jersey. — Ministerial: T. S. Brock, H. P. Sloan. 
Lay: F. C. Propert, H. P. Bennett. 

New York. — Ministerial: Allan MacRossie. Lay: C. 
A. Smith. C. H. Fowler, J. R. Mott, Mrs. F. J. McConnell. 

New York East. — Ministerial: J. W. Langdale. L. H. 
Hough, F. B. Newell. Lay: E. R. Carman, H. A. Chaffee, 
Mrs. C. H. Hardie, W. H. Barradell substituted for F. A. 
Home. 

Newark. — Ministerial: J. E. Washabaugh, A. A. Brown, 
K. K. Quimby substituted for L. E. Foster. Lay: A. S. 
McNear. J. R. Jov, Mrs. Mabel Diefendorf substituted for 
S. H. Clark. 

North Carolina. — Ministerial: R. W. Winchester, R. 
N. Brooks. Lay: D. D. Jones. 



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North Dakota, — Ministerial: L. R. Burgum. Lay: april 26 
G. N. Knight. first Day 

North Indiana. — Ministerial: A. W. Pugh, F. E. Frib- Morning 
ley, W. W. Sweet. Lay: R. R. Roudebush, H. R. Gettle, ^^^^ ^^^^ 
G. E. Fernstermacher. VreserTt 

Northeast Ohio. — Ministerial: E. R. Brown, O. T. 
Olson, L. C. Wright, C. B. Ketcham, H. W. Courtney, N. 

E. Davis, F. W. Nueller. Lay: A. L. Hoover, James 
Cherry, W. D. Archer, M. C. Robinson, Miss E. J. Oram. 

Northern Minnesota. — Ministerial: T. A. Stafford, 
George Mecklenburg, L. H. Bugbee, R. C. Raines. Lay: 
H. A. Douglas, Florence R. Jardine, Mrs. F. F. Lindsay. 

Northern New York. — Ministerial: F. A. Miller, A. 
G. Judd. Lay: W. C. Sykes, A. D, Cheetham. 

Northwest Indiana. — Ministerial: H. L. Davis, B. D. 
Beck. Lay: E. M. Mann, J. B. Campbell substituted for 

F. C. Evans, R, G, McCutchan. 

Northwest Iowa. — Ministerial: J, B. Walker, E, A. 
Roadman. Lay: Mrs. M. H. White, J. I. Dolliver. 

Northwest Kansas. — Ministerial: A. N. Smith. Lay: 
C. A. Kemp. 

Norwegian and Danish, — Ministerial: C. W. Sche- 
venius. Lay: M. E. Michelsen. 

Ohio. — Ministerial: Arba Martin, I, E. Miller, A. G. 
Schatzman, A. J. Kestle, E. R. Stafford, Jesse Swank, 
J. A. Diekmann, E. D. Soper. Lay: Mrs. W. H. C. Goode, 
C. A. Jones, E, D. Bancroft, J. J. McKim, T. W. Appleby, 
L. S. Ivins, Mrs. J. H. Freeman, W. E. Keplinger, E. H. 
Cherrington. 

Oklahoma. — Ministerial: I. M. Hargett, R. J. Smith 
substituted for Phil Deschner. Lay: H. V. Carter substi- 
tuted for W. H, W^ilcox, W. M. Vickery. 

Oregon. — Ministerial: S. W. Hall, J. C. Harrison, E. 
L. Mills. Lay: E. W. Peterson. 

Pacific Northwest. — Ministerial: J. B. Magee, Charles 
MacCaughey, C. K. Mahonev. Lay: C. D, Foster, C, A. 
Robbins, D. S. Jeffers. 

Philadelphia. — Ministerial: G. W. Henson, C. W. Kitto, 
W, G. Tyson. J. S. L. Thomas. Lay: C. F. Eggleston. 
J. W. Masland, G. S. Lynch, W. J. Elliott. 

Pittsburgh. — ^Ministerial: S. W. Corcoran. J. D. Piper, 
W. K. Anderson. Lay: Elizabeth M. Lee, C. P. Howse, E. 
W. Jones. 

Rock River. — Ministerial: F. D. Stone, H. G. Smith, 
A. S. Moore, R. E. Diffendorfer, G. A. Fowler. Lay: Mrs. 
W. H. Dangel, A. C. Crawford, E. R. Alderson substituted 
for Jacob Cantlin, Mrs. James Oldshue, J. A. James. 

Saint Johns River. — Ministerial: G. E. Farrar, G. C. 
James. Lay: F. B. Noble. 

Savannah. — Ministerial: C. W. Prothro. Lay: T. R. 
Clements. 

South Carolina. — Ministerial: A. R. Howard. Lay: 
T. H. Pinckney, J. B. Randolph. 

South Florida. — Ministerial: J. A. Simpson. Lay: 
J. H. Smith, 

Southern. — Ministerial: H. C. Leonard. Lay: M. B. 
Brardenberger. 

Southern California. — Ministerial: W. C. Buckner, 
R. L. Smith, F. G. H. Stevens, G. A. Warmer, J. L. Cor- 



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ley. Lay: Mrs. Jerome Seymour, J. W. Hole, Wray An- 
drew, S. W. McCulloch, J. H. S. McGiffin. 

Southern Illinois. — Ministerial: C. R. Yost, C. C. 
Hall. Lay: W. T. Johnson, Mrs. Edna Webb. 

Southwest. — Ministerial: J. H. Taggart. Lay: J. S. 
Cullins. 

Southwest Kansas. — Ministerial: I. D. Harris, A. E. 
Kirk. Lay: Mrs. C. M. Gray, H. B. McKibben substituted 
for L. W. Mayberry. 

Tennessee. — Ministerial: J. W. Golden. Lay: S. C. 
Freeman. 

Texas. — Ministerial: W. M, Dogan. Lay: W. M. Jor- 
dan. 

Troy. — Ministerial: G. C. Douglass, Mark Kelley. Lay: 
V. K. Moore, Miss Henrietta Gibson. 

Upper Iowa. — Ministerial: E. A. Baker, F. W. Court, 
H. J. Burgstahler. Lay: S. A. Cohagen, Mrs. E. R. 
Nicholson, R. T. Baker. 

Upper Mississippi. — Ministerial: L. M. McCoy. Lay: 
W. J. Coleman. 

Vermont.— Ministerial : E. H. Martin. Lav: A. C. 
Clark. 

Washington. — Ministerial: W. A. Hughes, R. M. Wil- 
liams. Lay: A. E. Briscoe, Fannie D. Tyler. 

West Texas. — Ministerial: S. E. Grannum, W. J. King. 
Lay: E. M. Cooper. 

West Virginia. — Ministerial: C. G. Stater, M. C. Miles, 
J. W. Engle. Lay: Mrs. H. W. Harmer, C. W. Evans, 
C. O. Law. 

West Wisconsin. — Ministerial: A. F. Hughes. Lay: 
F. O. Whitcher. 

Western Norwegian-Danish. — Ministerial: Fredrik 
Engebretsen. Lay: Glenn Engebretsen. 

Wilmington. — Ministerial: J. J. Bunting, D. W. Ja- 
cobs. Lay: W. L. Overdeer, Granville Hooper, H. B, 
Wright. 

Wisconsin. — Ministerial: I. E. Schlagenhauf, J. W. 
Perry, R. B. Stansell. Lay: E. H. Roberts, G. A. Jacobs. 

Wyoming. — Ministerial: G. M. Bell, G. R. Savige. Lay: 
H. R. Van Deusen, W. L. Hunt. 

Wyoming State. — Ministerial: R. 0. Hills. Lay: A. S. 
Hamm. 

Bishop H. Lester Smith, Secretary of the Board 
of Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
called the roll of foreign delegates by name, as 
they had not been elected by Conferences but had 
been appointed by the Board of Bishops. The fol- 
lowing answered to their names : 

African Conferences. — Ministerial: George A. Rob- 
erts. Lay: C. J. Stauffacher. 

China Conferences. — Ministerial: Samson S. Ding. 
Lay: Miss Alpha J. Miller, P. P. Wiant, Miss Irma High- 
baugh. 

Foochow Conference, China. — Ministerial : F. T. Cart- 
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European Conferences. — Ministerial: Theodore Ar- 
vidson, Mathias S. Haver, Ferdinand Sigg. Lay: Hein- 
rich Stehl. 

Indian Conferences.— Ministerial: E. M. Moffatt, 
E. M. Rugg. Lay: Mrs. C. Premnath Das, J. S. K. Patel. 

Japanese Conferences. — Ministerial: A. D. Berry. 

Korean Conferences. — Lay: Miss M. J. Troxel. 

Malaysian and Philippine Island Conferences. — 
Ministerial: R. L. Archer, E. S. Lyons. 

South African Conferences. — Ministerial: D. S. Bul- 
lock, Arthur Wesley. Lay: C. S. Bell. 

Lud H. Estes, Secretary of the last General Con- 
ference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 
called the roll of that Church, and the following 
were certified as being present: 

Alabama. — Ministerial: H. M. Andrews, R. R. Ellison, 
W. M. Curtis, A. E. Shafer, D. P. Slaughter. Lay: Zebu- 
Ion Judd, C. M. Dannelly, Mrs. R. R. Ellison, J. T. Elli- 
son, W. B. Christenberry substituted for O. L. Tomp- 
kins. 

Arizona. — Ministerial: W. H. Coleman. Lay: J. H. 
Evans. 

Baltimore. — Ministerial: N. B. Harmon, Jr., E. L. 
Woolf, H. M. Canter, E. C. Berry, Hubert Sydenstricker, 
S. K. Cockrell, H. H. Sherman. Lay: J. H. Rosenberger, 
J. E. Easter, N. M. Canter, C. S. Coleman, G. H. Lamar, 
J. R. Norman. 

Belgian. — Ministerial: W. G. Thonger. 

Central Texas. — Ministerial: E. B. Hawk, P. E. Riley, 
W. W. Ward, R. W. Goodloe, J. N. R. Score, F. P. Culver, 
M. M. Chunn. Lay: H, H. Cherry, Mrs. Gid J. Bryan, 
Law Sone, Nat Harris, J. E. Edwards, G. C. Boswell, 
Boyce Martin. 

China. — Ministerial: Z. T. Kaung. Lay: Y. C. Yang. 

Cuba. — Ministerial: E. E. Clements. Lav: Enrique 
Noble. 

Czechoslovak. — Ministerial: J. P. Bartak. Lay: Mrs. 
M. Bartak. 

Florida. — -Ministerial: W. A. Myres substituted foi- 
M. H. Norton, H. W. Blackburn, W. F. Dunkle, Smith 
Hardin, J. H. Daniel. Lay: C. B. Peeler substituted for 
Harwell Wilson, Mrs. F. B. Godfrey, DeWitt Griffin, A. 
K. Hawkins, Mrs. J. T. Feaster. 

HOLSTON. — Ministerial: J. W. Perry, J. S. French, I. P. 
Martin, R. E. Greer, J. A. Baylor, W. P. Eastwood, M. A. 
Stevenson. Lay: J. N. Hillman, C. C. Sherrod, L. M. 
Thomas, Mrs. L. A. Tvnes. W. K. Barnett, A. S. Penning- 
ton, F. A. Carter, W. E. Brock, Mrs. J. W. Perry. 

Illinois. — Ministerial: W. T. Mathis. Lay: J. H. 
Davis. 

Kentucky. — Ministerial: J. L. Clark, A. R. Perkins, 
O. B. Crockett, W. G. Cram. Lay: M. C. Redwine, E. W. 
Savage substituted for Mrs. J. H. Spillman, J. T. Cannon. 

Little Rock. — Ministerial: C. M. Reves, Clem Baker, 
J. D. Hammons, E. C. Rule. Lay: J. S. M. Cannon, Carl 
Hollis, Fred Moore, Mrs. J. M. Stinson. 



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Louisiana, — Ministerial: W. W. Holmes, W. L. Duren, 
H. L. Johns, Dana Dawson, F. N. Parker. Lay: C. O. 
Holland, T. L. James, Mrs, G. S. Sexton, Jr., J, H. Carter, 
H. H, White, 

Louisville, — Ministerial: R, H. Short, G, W, Hummel, 
J. H. Nicholson, A, P, Lyon. Lay: J. H. Dickey, J. L, 
Harman, W, L. Cash, Mrs. J. W, Pig-gott, 

Memphis. — Ministerial: F. B. Jones, J, E, Underwood, 
Lud H, Estes, E, G, Hamlett, F. H, Peeples, C, C, Daniel, 
Lay: Henry Hedden, R, E, Womack, W, F. McMurry, J. T. 
Peeler substituted for Paul Meek, Mrs. S. H. Tatum, 
G. L. Morelock. 

Mississippi, — Ministerial: B, L. Sutherland, T, M. 
Brownlee, C. A, Bowen, B, M, Hunt, W. B. Alsworth, 
Lay: J. M, Sullivan, B, M, Stevens, Mrs. Paul Arring- 
ton, W. D. Hawkins, Curtis Youngblood. 

Missouri. — Ministerial: R. C, HoUiday, F, C, Tucker, 
D. K. Pegues, J. D. Randolph, W, M. Alexander, Lay: 
F, F. Stephens, J. M. Woods, W. H. Utz, Jr., P. M. Marr. 

New Mexico, — Ministerial: W. L. Barr, C. K, Camp- 
bell, Lay: H, O, Davidson, G, C, Carver, 

North Alabama, — Ministerial: G, M. Davenport, M, E, 
Lazenby, W, G, Henry, S, O, Kimbrough, H, M, Steven- 
son, W. E, Morris. M. M, Davidson, A, M. Freeman, J, S, 
Chadwick. Lay: R, B. Carr, E. J, Garrison, A. N, Kirby, 

B, L. Ingram, F, S, Ward, W, D, Graves, Mrs, Isaac 
Morris, Paul S, Haley, W, D, Self, Harry Denman, 

North Arkansas. — Ministerial: A. W. Martin, J. Q, 
Schisler, Warren Johnston, O, E, Goddard, E, T. Way- 
land. Lay: Mrs. Henkel Pewett, J. M. Williams, Nelson 
Barnett substituted for C. A. Stuck, S. A, Galloway sub- 
stituted for C, G, Melton. J, P. Womack, J, H, Reynolds. 

North Carolina, — Ministerial: T. McM, Grant, E. L. 
Hillman. J, M, Ormond, M, T, Plvler, F. S, Hickman, H, C. 
Smith, F. S. Love, Lav: Mrs. E. L, Hillman, Miss Sallie 
Lou MacKinnon. W. K. Greene. W. L. Knight, W. B. 
Cooper, W. C. Chadwick, G. P, Hood, W, P, Few, 

North Georgia. — Ministerial: W. P. King, H. H, Jones, 
W, H. LaPrnde, A, M. Pierce, C. C, Jarvell. Lester Rum- 
ble, W, A, Shelton, Wallace Rogers, R. L, Russell, Lay: 
S. L, Johnston, H, W. Cox, Mrs. L. M. Awtrey, T. J. 
Lance, I. S. Ingram. N. G. Slauehter, Mrs, M, E. Tilley, 
Hubert Quillian, J, C. Wardlaw, J, S. Candler, 

North Mississippi. — Ministerial: L. P. Wasson, A. T, 
Mcllwain, V. C. Curtis. J. D. Wroten, J. R. Countiss. Lav: 
J. G. McGowan, D. H. Hall. Mrs. H. L. Talbert, Mrs. 
H. W. Ratliff substituted for J. W, Kyle. 

North Texas, — Ministerial: P, E, Martin, S. A, Barnes, 
H, G, Ryan, G. C. French. C. A. Spragins. Umphrey Lee. 
Lay: E. S. Fudge. M, T. Was-goner, Gibson Caldwell, 
Mrs. T. H, Minga, M, F, Love. Mrs, W, O, Jordan, 

Northwest, — Ministerial: E. J, Harper. Lay: E, Pur- 
vance. 

Northwest Texas. — Ministerial: J. O. Havmes, C. R. 
Hooton, 0. P. Clark, W, M. Pearce, E, E. White. C. A. 
Bicklev. Lav: Mrs, N. G. Rollins substituted for R, H. 
Nichols, D. P, Yoder, S. H. Condron, J. M. Willson, Mrs. 

C. M. Randal, R. B. Bryant. 

Oklahoma. — Ministerial: Forney Hutchinson, J. R. 



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Abernathy, R. E. L. Morgan, W. B. Slack, L. L. Evans, April 26 
R. S. Satterfield, R. T. Blackburn. Lay: C. S. McFall, Fibst Day 
Mrs. E. B. Dunlap, H. E. Newton, B. C. Clark, S. S. Morning 
Orwig, J. R. Cole, Jr., M. A. Beeson. 

Pacific— Ministerial: J. R. Kenney, J. C. McPheeters, PrMen\ 
Grover C. Emmons. Lay: Nathan Newby, E. M. Sweet, 
Jr. 

St. Louis.— Ministerial : C. W. Tadlock, C. W. Webdell, 

E. H. Orear. Lay: W. W. Parker, Mrs. Jeptha Riggs, 

F. E. Williams. 

South Carolina. — Ministerial: E. L. McCoy, Woodrow 
Ward, W. D. Gleaton substituted for Peter Stokes (de- 
ceased), E. K. Garrison, J. E. Ford. Lay: M. R. Mobley, 
Will Stackhouse, Charlton DuRant. 

South Georgia. — Ministerial: H. T. Freeman, Silas 
Johnson, W. F. Quillian, C. M. Meeks, L. A. Harrell, J. P. 
Dell, Leland Moore, T. D. Ellis. Lay: T. E. Thrasher, 
C. L. Shepard, C. A. Britton, Jr., Warren Roberts, Mrs. 

C. C. Sapp, T. H. Guerry substituted for W. T. Anderson, 
J. S. Wright. 

Southwest Missouri. — Ministerial: J. C. Glenn, H. J. 
Rand, L. M. Starkey. Lay: Mrs. F. A. Lamb, R. J. Smith, 
W. L. Earp. 

Tennessee. — Ministerial: J. F. Baggett, C. J. Harrell, 

D. E. Hinkle, J. L. Ferguson, W. H. Blue, E. P. Anderson. 
Lav: B. A. Whitmore, W. O. Batts, W. A. Webb, Mrs. 
Robert O'Neal, H. B. McGinnis, E. D. Thompson, P. D. 
Maddin. 

Texas.— Ministerial : G. F. Jones, J. W. Mills, A. T. 
Walker substituted for S. S. McKenney, G. H. Wilson, 
W. F. Bryan, J. Z. Tower, W. R. Swain, Paul Quillian. 
Lay: H. F. Banker, H. L. Lowman, Mrs. J. W. Mills, 
T. E. Acker, J. T. Scott. 

Texas Mexican. — Ministerial: Frank Ramos. Lay: 
Mrs. F. S. Onderdonk. 

Upper South Carolina.— Ministerial: B. R. Turnip- 
seed, C. E. Peele, W. B. Garrett, W. L. Mullikin, R. F. 
Morris. Lay: J. B. Horton, J. C. Holler, R. E. Babb, J. C. 
Hardin, LeRoy Moore, H. N. Snyder. 

Virginia.— Ministerial : J. M. Potts, H. P. Clark, C. C. 
Bell, H. P. Myers, R. P. Riddick, J. B. Winn, W. A. 
Wright, S. C. Hatcher, S. C. Robertson, J. W. Moore. 
Lay: W. R. Phelps, L. W. Wells, B. L. Fisher, R. L. Brew- 
er, E. E. Eanes, Lucius Gregory, W. B, Roper, W. T. El- 
liott, O. R. Pettyjohn, O. P. Newcomb. 

West Texas. — Ministerial: L. U. Spellman, Edmund 
Heinsohn, K. P. Barton, R. F. Curl, J. Fisher Simpson. 
Lay: W. W. Jackson, H. E. Jackson, D. T. Peel, M. A. 
Childers, M. H. Brooks. 

Western Mexican. — Ministerial: A. M. Gomez. Lay: 
Mrs. R. J. Parker. 

Western North Carolina. — Ministerial: C. C. Weaver, 
P. N. Garber, A. W. Plyler, W. A. Lambeth, G. T. Rowe, 
J. B. Craven, W. A. Stanbury, G. R. Jordan, M. T. 
Smathers, C. S. Kirkpatrick. Lay: 0. V. Woosley, J. B. 
Ivey, L. L. Gobbell, H. A. Dunham, J. A. Jones, A. J. 
Kirbv, P. F. Evans, J. E. Lambeth, Mrs. C. C. Weaver, 
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APRIL 26 Western Virginia. — Ministerial: W. M. Given, J. B. F. 

First Day Yoak, Jr., W. H. Foglesong, B. P. Taylor. Lay: Mrs. 
M<yrning ^' ^- Downs, G. W. Bright, W. H. Coleman. 

C. W. Bates, Secretary of the last General Con- 
ference of the Methodist Protestant Church, called 
the roll of that Church and the follov/ing were 
certified as being present: 

Alabama. — Ministerial: J. S. Eddins, T. C. Casaday. 
Lay: A. C. Rogers, Mrs. Arthur Heustess substituted for 
J. J. Goddard. 

Arkansas. — Ministerial: J. E. Butler. Lay: L. L. 
Sherman. 

Eastern. — No delegates elected. 

Fort Smith-Oklahoma. — Ministerial: J. W. Bowers. 
Lay: 0. L. Wilson. 

Georgia. — Ministerial: W. M. Hunton. Lay: J. W. 
Pace. 

Illinois. — Ministerial: F. B. Hanna. Lay: A. C. Ruff. 

Indiana. — Ministerial: Fred Clarke, F. W. Lineberry. 
Lay: H. O. DeWeese, W. S. Arnold. 

Iowa-Missouri. — Ministei-ial : W. H. Betz. Lay: War- 
ren McComas. 

Kansas. — Ministerial: L. E. Dixon. Lay: A. L. Cook. 

Kentucky. — Ministerial: H. L. Shumway. 

Louisiana. — Ministerial: J. W. Lee. Lay: T. L. John- 
son. 

Maryland. — Ministerial: J. H. Straughn, E. A. Sex- 
smith, L. B. Smith, R. L. Shipley, F. G. Holloway, J. L. 
Green, G. I. Humphreys, E. C. Makosky. Lay: Mrs. M. B. 
Matthews substituted for F. M. Benson, J. H. Baker, 
Henry Gilligan, F. P. Adkins, W. C. Scott, H. C. Staley, 
Fred Herrigel, Jr., Daniel MacLea. 

Michigan. — Ministerial: E. R. Willson. Lay: E. R. 
Vincent. 

Mississippi. — Ministerial: F. L. Sharp. Lay: N. S. 
Williamson. 

Missouri. — Ministerial: E. R. Stribling. Lay: Mrs. 
B. E. Dillon. 

North Carolina. — Ministerial: J. E. Pritchard, C. W. 
Bates, C. E. Forlines, S. W. Taylor, R. M. Andrews, G. R. 
Brown, F. W. Paschall. Lay: M. A. Coble, J. N. Wills, 
Mrs. W. C. Hammer, A. J. Koonce, W. F. Redding, Jr., 
J. B. Hicks. 

North Mississippi. — Ministerial: B. G. Whitehurst. 

Ohio. — Ministerial: S. W. Rosenberger, J. C. Willism^s, 
F. L. Brown, C. S. Johnson, R. I. Farmer. Lav: E. D. 
Miller, Mrs. E. K. Barss, F. E. Stottlemire, E. H. Graver, 
P. M. Ellis. 

Onondaga. — Ministerial: G. C. Weaver. Lay: W. C. 
Waterman. 

Pittsburgh. — Ministerial: T. L. Hooper, J. C. Broom- 
field. A. J. Allen, J. W. Hawley. Lay: Harry Shaw, 
W. C. Perkins, R. C. Sproul. W. T. Smith. 

South Carolina. — Ministerial: F. L. Frazier substi- 
tuted for Irvin Frye. Lay: D. H. Davis. 
Tennessee. — Ministerial: C. O. Kelley. 



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Texas,— Ministerial : J. A. Richardson. Lay: J. D. april 26 
Davidson. First Day 

Virginia. — Ministerial: C. D. Glowers. Mwning 

West Virginia. — Ministerial: L. E. Bee, J. E. Burns, 
B. M. Mitchell, F. L. Shaffer, G. H. Snyder. Lay: K. W. °°if,^tlnt 
Weekly substituted for A. W. Locke, E. M. Nutter, U. I. 
Jenkins, J. H. High. 

Bishop Hughes then stated that the next busi- 
ness would be the receiving of nominations and 
the election of a Secretary of the Uniting Con- 
ference. 

Motion of J. Edgar Skillington, Central Perm- '^^q^^^^-^^^^ou 
sylvania, seconded by Lud H. Estes, Memphis, pre- 
vailed that we do now adopt that part of the Plan 
of Organization which applies to temporary or- 
ganization. The following was adopted: 

Temporary Organization 

1. The Presiding Officer for the temporary organiza- 
tion of the Uniting Conference shall be one of the Chair- 
men of the Joint Commission on Union as provided below 
in the Plan of Organization, who shall serve in this ca- 
pacity until a Plan of Organization and Rules of Order 
have been adopted and a permanent organization effected. 

2. The Secretarial Staff for temporary organization 
shall be the respective Secretaries of the General Con- 
ferences of the three uniting Churches, with such assist- 
ants as they may choose, who shall serve until a perma- 
nent secretarial staff shall have been chosen. 

3. Immediately after the devotional service appropri- 
ately opening the L^niting Conference, the calling of the 
roll, and the transaction of such privileged business as 
may require immediate attention, the Conference shall 
proceed to effect a permanent organization by: (1) Re- 
ceiving nominations and taking a ballot for permanent 
Secretary; (2) by consideration of the Plan of Organiza- 
tion and Rules of Order hereinafter recommended; (3) 
by completing the permanent organization so far as prac- 
tical at this stage of the Conference in accordance with 
such plans and rules as shall be adopted. 

Motion of J. Edgar Skillington, Central Penn- 
sylvania, seconded by C. W. Bates, North Caro- 
lina, prevailed, that we adopt tentatively the 
Rules of Order in the Prospectus of the Disci- 
pline for our guidance until we have adopted 
permanent Rules of Order. 

J. Edgar Skillington nominated Edgar R. Heck- 
man, of the Central Pennsylvania Conference, 
for the position of Secretary-in-Chief of the 
Uniting Conference, and the nomination was duly 
seconded. 



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First Day 

Morning 



Tellers 



Fred H. Peeples, Memphis, nominated Lud H. 
Estes, of the Memphis Conference, for Secretary- 
in-Chief of the Uniting Conference, and the nomi- 
nation was duly seconded. 

LesHe R. Burgum, North Dakota, moved that 
nominations be closed, and that the Conference 
proceed to ballot. The motion was duly seconded 
and prevailed. 

The following were designated to act as tellers : 

By Bishop H. Lester Smith for the Methodist 
Episcopal Church : 

Ministers: Glenn Engebretsen, Western Norwegian- 
Danish; Frank H. Trotter, Holston; Reuben H. McAlister, 
Mississippi; Walter S. Rogers, Nebraska; Homer R. Get- 
tle, North Indiana; Paul P. Wiant, China; Miss Irnia 
Highbaugh, China; H. Almon Chafee, New York East. 

Ministerial Reserves: Charles A. Jones, Ohio; Mrs. 
W. H. Dangel, Rock River; John A. Patton, Lexington. 

Laymen: Lawrence M. Barhard, Erie; Edson H. Deal, 
Idaho; Claude C. Hall, Southern Illinois; Harry C. Leon- 
ard, Southern; Charles W. Kitto, Philadelphia; Glenn C. 
James, Saint Johns River; Elbert M. Moffatt, India; Al- 
fred F. Hughes, West Wisconsin. 

Lay Reserves: R. L. Archer, Malaysia; Theodore Ar- 
vidson, Europe. 

By Bishop Paul B. Kern for the Methodist Epis- 
copal Church, South: 

Ministers: Dana Dawson, Louisiana; Ernest L. Woolf, 
Baltimore; H. W\ Blackburn, Oklahoma; James D. Wroten, 
North Mississippi; Clem Baker, Little Rock; Clyde K. 
Campbell, New Mexico; Edward E. White, Northwest 
Texas; J. Fisher Simpson, West Texas. 

Ministerial Reserves: John C. Glenn, Southwest Mis- 
souri; R. E. Greer, Holston; Earl G. Hamlett, Memphis. 

Laymen : Clarence M. Dannelly, Alabama ; C. C. Sher- 
rod, Holston; Paul S. Haley, North Alabama; W. O. 
Batts, Tennessee; W. H. Utz, Jr., Missouri; Merle T. 
Waggoner, North Texas; E. M. Sweet, Jr., Pacific; G. W. 
Bright, Western Virginia. 

Lay Reserves: Boyce Martin, Central Texas; J. S. M. 
Cannon, Little Rock; Carl S. McFall, Oklahoma; W. H. 
Wiseman, Tennessee. 

By Dr. James H. Straughn for the Methodist 
Protestant Church: 

Ministers: J. S. Eddins, Alabama; F. L. Brown, Ohio. 
Laymen: F. P. Adkins, Maryland; A. J. Koonce, North 
Carolina. 

C. W. Bates was designated as the Secretary to 
accompany the Tellers, and J. S. Eddins, F. L. 



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Brown, F. P. Adkins, and A. J. Koonce were des- 
ignated as Recording Tellers. 

The Tellers were assigned to their stations in 
the Conference room. The ballot was spread, 
the votes were collected, and the tellers retired to 
determine the result. 

Lud H. Estes, Memphis, for the Committee on 
Rules of Order and Plan of Organization, pre- 
sented the Plan of Organization, and moved its 
adoption. The motion was duly seconded. Arba 
Martin, Ohio, moved to amend Section 3, "Organ- 
ization of General Standing Committees," under 
general head *'III. Committees," by inserting the 
following after the word "record," in the fifth 
line : 



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First Day 

Morning 



Plan of 

Organization 



There shall be elected three Co-Chairmen for each 
General Standing Committee, one from each of the three 
Uniting Churches. Each Co-Chairman shall be elected 
by those members of the General Standing Committee who 
represent the Church whence he comes. The three Co- 
Chairmen of any General Standing Committee shall pre- 
side in turn over the deliberations of that Committee and 
share equally the responsibility of Committee Chairman- 
ship. 

The motion being duly seconded. Dr. Martin 
spoke to the proposed amendm.ent. 

J. Edgar Skillington, Central Pennsylvania, 
offered the following amendment to the Mar- 
tin amendment, by substituting for all of Section 
3, general head III, except the last sentence of 
said Section 3, the following : 

The eight General Standing Committees shall meet for 
organization at 2:30 p.m. on the first day of the Uniting 
Conference, with a Bishop appointed by the Council of 
Bishops presiding and with one of the Secretarial Staff 
keeping the record. Each of these Committees shall elect 
a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman, and a Secretary, and such 
other officers as need may require. The Chairman of one 
of these Committees shall be a representative of the Meth- 
odist Protestant Church, the Chairmen of not fewer than 
three, representatives of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South, and of the Methodist Episcopal Church each. 

The Chairmen of the Joint Commission, or others whom 
they shall appoint, shall be constituted a committee to 
determine by lot and/or otherwise from which of the 
Uniting Churches the Chairman of the Eighth Committee 
shall come and likewise which Committee shall be headed 
by a representative of the Methodist Protestant Church, 
which Committees by representatives of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, South, and which by representatives 



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Standing 
Committees 



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APRIL 26 

First Day 

Morning 



General 
Standing 
Committees 



Report of 
Committee 
on Rules 



Committees 
Elected 



of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In no case shall the 
Chairman and Vice-Chairman of one of these Committees 
both be representatives of the same Chui'ch. 

The motion being duly seconded, Dr. Skilling- 
ton spoke to the question. 

Motion of W. G. Cram, Kentucky, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed laying the Skillington substitute 
on the table. 

Harold P. Sloan, New Jersey, spoke against the 
Martin amendment. 

Motion of T. D. Ellis, South Georgia, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed laying the Martin amendment 
on the table. 

The report of the Committee was adopted as 
presented. For report, see page 141. 

Lud H. Estes, for the Committee on Rules, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee relative to 
Rules of Order and moved its adoption. The mo- 
tion was duly seconded. Francis R. Bayley, Bal- 
timore, ME, moved the following amendment: 

That any suggested amendments go automatically to 
the Committee on Rules for their study and report. 

The amendment, duly seconded, was adopted. 
The report of the Committee, as amended, was 
adopted. For report, see page 134. 

J. Emerson Ford, South Carolina, one of the 
Co-Secretaries of the Joint Commission on Church 
Union, presented the following : 

On behalf of the Joint Commission on Interdenomina- 
tional Relations and Church Union we present the nomi- 
nations of the Commission of each of the three Churches 
for the assignment of delegates to the eight General Stand- 
ing Committees, as follows: [These nominations are 
printed in the Hand Book, pages 126-153 inclusive, and are 
correct except as follows. The necessary corrections will 
be indicated by the Secretary of each separate Commis- 
sion. See below for corrections.] 

We move the election of these General Standing Com- 
mittees, with the proviso that Resei*ve delegates, who may 
be seated for principal delegates, shall take the places 
of the absent delegates on the Committees. 

J. Emerson Ford, Seci-etary Commission ME,S; 

Harry E. Woolever, Secretary Commission ME; 

Leonard B. Smith, Secretary Commission MP. 

The above report was adopted, with the follow- 
ing corrections: 

Methodist Episcopal Church: Corrections pre- 



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sented by Harry E. Woolever, Central New York, april 26 

n 1^ First Day 

as follows : 

Morning 

Ministry and Judicial Administration: Delete name o.f corrections 
Webster Pearce, Detroit. 

Membership and Temporal Economy: Delete name of 
Ernest W. Peterson, Oregon. Add names of Jesse M. 
Beck, lowa-Des Moines, and John B. Campbell, North- 
west Indiana. 

Education: Delete name of Edwin H. Mueller, East 
German. Add names of H. V. Carter, Oklahoma, and 
Paul G. Halmhuber, Detroit. 

Publishing Interests: Delete names of Frank C. Evans, 
Northwest Indiana, Frank A. Home, New York East, L. 
W. Mayberry, Southwest Kansas, and James H. Peterman, 
lowa-Des Moines. Add names of William H. Barradell, 
New York East, Harold B. McKibben, Southwest Kansas, 
Ernest W. Peterson, Oregon, and Charles M. Windels, 
East German. 

Methodist Protestant Church: Leonard B. 
Smith, Maryland, Secretary of the Commission of 
that Church, made the following statement: 

There will be added two delegates from the West Vir- 
ginia delegation. Their assignment to Committees is in 
the hands of the Secretary of the delegation, of the en- 
tire Methodist Protestant delegation, and he is engaged 
at present. They will be notified, and, if acceptable, they 
will be assigned to the Committees to which they are al- 
ready assigned. 

Methodist Episcopal Church, South: J. Emer- 
son Ford, South Carolina, Secretary of the Com- 
mission of that Church, made the following cor- 
rection : 



Missions: Delete the name of W. B. Roper, Virginia. 
Add the name of Charlton DuRant, South Carolina. 

Education: Delete the name of Charlton DuRant, South 
Carolina. Add the name of W. B. Roper, Virginia. 

For list of Committees, see pages 112-132. 

J. Emerson Ford, South Carolina, presented 
the nominations of the Joint Commission on 
Church Union for the Committee to Nominate 
the Presiding Officers, as called for in Section I of 
the Plan of Organization, and the same were con- 
firmed as follows : 



Committee to 
Nominate 
Presiding 
Officers 



Methodist Episcopal Church: Orien W. Fifer, Indiana; 
Levi P. Goodwin, lowa-Des Moines; George W. Crabbe, 
Baltimore; John D. Crummey, California. 

Methodist Episcopal Church, South: William A. Shel- 
ton. North Georgia; Forney Hutchinson, Oklahoma; 



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APRIL 26 

First Day 

Morning 



Secretary 
Elected 



Associate 
Secretaries 
Elected 



John M. Arters 



Special 
Standing 
Committees 



Henry N. Snyder, Upper South Carolina; Nat Harris, 
Central Texas. 

Methodist Protestant Church: J. C. Williams, Ohio. 

C. W. Bates, North Carolina, reported the re- 
sult of the ballot for Secretary-in-Chief as fol- 
lows : Total number of votes cast, 862. Necessary 
for a choice, 432. Lud H. Estes, 553 ; Edgar R. 
Heckman, 304; scattering, 5. 

Bishop Hughes announced that Lud H. Estes 
had been elected Secretary of the Uniting Con- 
ference. 

The Secretary nominated for Associate Secre- 
taries, Edgar R. Heckman, Central Pennsylvania, 
and Cuthbert W. Bates, North Carolina, and they 
were confirmed. 

Bishop Hughes introduced to the Conference 
Dr. John M. Arters, Secretary of the last Gen- 
eral Conference of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church. The delegates rose and applauded. 

On nomination of the Bishops of the respective 
Churches and Dr. James H. Straughn of the Meth- 
odist Protestant Church, the following were elect- 
ed to constitute the Special Standing Committees : 

Rules: J. Edgar Skillington, Central Pennsylvania, 
ME; George W. Henson, Philadelphia, ME; Costen J. 
Harrell, Tennessee, ME,S; Lavens M. Thomas, Holston, 
ME,S; Fred W. Paschall, North Carolina, MP. 

Journal: John R. Kenney, Pacific, ME,S; E. T. Way- 
land, North Arkansas, ME,S; G. Charles Weaver, Onon- 
daga, MP; Joseph D. Piper, Pittsburgh, ME; Robert B. 
Spencer, Colorado, ME. 

Credentlvls: F. B. Hanna, Illinois, MP; Earl R. 
Brown, Northeast Ohio, ME; Frank G. H. Stevens, South- 
ern California, ME; Charles A. Robbins, Pacific North- 
west, ME; Alfred C. Crawford, Rock River, ME; Roy H. 
Short, Louisville, ME,S; Henry M. Andrews, Alabama, 
ME,S; Carl S. McFall, Oklahoma, ME,S; W. W. Jack- 
son, West Texas, ME,S. 

Editorial Revision: John L. Ferguson, Tennessee, 
ME,S; W, T. Mathis, Illinois, ME,S; Richard E. Womack, 
Memphis, ME,S; Hubert Quillian, North Georgia, ME,S; 
William K. Anderson, Pittsburgh, ME; Henry L. Davis, 
Northwest Indiana, ME; Earle M. Rugg, India, ME; 
James R. Joy, Newark, ME; F. L. Shaffer, West Virginia, 
MP. 

Courtesies, Privileges, and Introductions: Joseph 
M. M. Gray. Detroit, ME ; John B. Magee, Pacific North- 
west, ME; Clyde O. Law, West Virginia, ME; Stanley O. 
MacMullen, New England, ME; Umphrey Lee, North 
Texas, ME,S; G, Ray Jordan, Western North Carolina, 
ME,S; Harvey W. Cox, North Georgia, ME,S; W. W. 



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Parker, St. Louis, ME,S; T. LeRoy Hooper, Pittsburgh, 
MP. 

Enabling Acts and Legal Forms: Arthur A. Callag- 
han, Maine, ME; P'rank T. Cartwright, Foochow, ME; 
Sanford W. Corcoran, Pittsburgh, ME; Jabez C. Harrison, 
Oregon, ME; Ernest S. Lyons, Philippine Islands; Wiley 
A. Keve, Kansas, ME; Arba Martin, Ohio, ME; Freder- 
ick W. Mueller, Northeast Ohio, ME; Howard C. Bald- 
win, Detroit, ME; David D. Jones, North Carolina, ME; 
Ernest H. Cherrington, Ohio, ME; Mrs. W, H. C. Goode, 
Ohio, ME; Matthew S. Davage, Louisiana, ME; Mrs. 

F. F. Lindsey, Northern Minnesota, ME; Herschell R. 
Suavely, Illinois, ME; William H. Spurgeon, Colorado, 
ME; G. M. Davenport, North Alabama, ME,S; William 
M. Alexander, Missouri, ME,S; J. Manning Potts, Vir- 
ginia, ME,S; Paul W. Quillian, Texas, ME,S; Willard 

G. Cram, Kentucky, ME,S; Ben L. Sutherland, Missis- 
sippi, ME,S; A. W. Martin, North Arkansas, ME,S; W. L. 
Mullikin, Upper South Carolina, ME,S; W. K. Greene, 
North Carolina, ME,S; George L. Morelock, Memphis, 
ME,S; J. S. M. Cannon, Little Rock, ME,S; George H. 
Lamar, Baltimore, ME,S; Mrs. George Sexton, Jr., Louisi- 
ana, ME,S; J. N. Hillman, Holston, ME,S; Mrs. T. H. 
Minga, North Texas, ME,S; Nathan Newby, Pacific, 
ME,S; John C. Broomfield, Pittsburgh, MP; George R. 
Brown, North Carolina, MP; J. B. Hicks, North Carolina, 
MP; Nate S. Williamson, Mississippi, MP. 

Judiciary: Nolan B. Harmon, Jr., Baltimore, ME,S; 
W. G. Henry, North Alabama, ME,S; Frank C. Tucker, 
Missouri, ME,S; J. W. Mills, Texas, ME,S; William C. 
McMurry, Memphis, ME,S; Mark A. Childers, West Texas, 
ME,S; R. J. Smith, Southwest Missouri, ME,S; J. T. Elli- 
son, Alabama, ME,S; Francis R. Bayley, Baltimore, ME; 
Walter C. Buckner, Southern California, ME; Leslie R. 
Burgum, North Dakota, ME; Leslie J. Lyons, Missouri, 
ME; Henry R. VanDusen, Wyoming, ME; John S. Fletch- 
er, Holston, ME ; Charles F. Eggleston, Philadelphia, ME ; 
William H. Wilcox, Oklahoma, ME ; Fred Herrigal, Jr., 
Maryland, MP; J. E. Butler, Arkansas, MP. 

Business: Bishop Edwin H. Hughes, ME; Bishop 
John M. Moore, ME.S; Dr. James H. Straughn, MP; 
Thomas D. Ellis, South Georgia, ME,S; Eugene B. Hawk, 
Central Texas, ME,S; Zebulon Judd, Alabama, ME,S; 
H. E. Jackson, West Texas, ME,S; G. I. Humphreys, 
Maryland, MP; Albert C. Knudson, New England South- 
ern, ME; Fremont E. Fribley, North Indiana, ME; Hiram 
A. Douglas, Northern Minnesota, ME; Dwight S. Jeffers, 
Idaho, ME. 

Reference: Lud H. Estes, Memphis, ME,S; J. L. 
Clark, Kentucky, ME,S; Edgar R. Heckman, Central 
Pennsylvania, ME ; Robert G. Spencer, Colorado, ME ; 
Cuthbert W. Bates, North Carolina, MP. 



APRIL 2G 

First Day 

Morning 

Special 
Standing' 
Committees 



Bishop Hughes stated that the next item of Declarations of 
business would be the hearing of the Declara- p^an^of" "^ 
tions of the Adoption of the Plan of Union, as union 
adopted by the three Uniting Churches, and that 



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APRIL 26 

First Day 

Morning 

Declarations of 
Adoption of 
Plan of 
Union 



these Declarations would be given in the order of 
the final action of the three Churches, the Dec- 
laration of the Methodist Protestant Church com- 
ing first. 

Dr. James H. Straughn, Chairman of the Com- 
mission on Church Union of the Methodist Prot- 
estant Church, then presented the Declaration of 
that Church, as follows : 

The General Conference of The Methodist Protestant 
Church, at its quadrennial session in the First Church, 
High Point, North Carolina, May 23, 1936, approved 
the Plan of Union and submitted the same to the Annual 
Conferences of the Church as an overture amending the 
constitution of the Church as follows: 

On Methodist Union known as the Plan of Union: 
Moved that the Report of the Commission on Union be 
received and that the Plan of Union therein reported be 
approved and that the said Plan of Union forthwith, 
upon the adjournment of this General Conference, be sent 
and transmitted to the several Annual Conferences of 
this Church for action thereon, as provided in Article 17 
of the constitution of The Methodist Protestant Church. 

This motion was adopted on roll call by a vote of 142 
to 39. 

The Secretary of the General Conference transmitted 
the approved action, with a copy of the Plan of Union, 
to each of the Annual Conferences of the Church, twenty- 
five in all. Twenty of the Annual Conferences have cer- 
tified their ratification of the said overture, the Plan of 
Union. 

Inasmuch as two-thii'ds and more of the Annual Con- 
ferences have certified their ratification of the overture, I, 
therefore, by the authority vested in me as President of 
the General Conference, do hereby declare the said over- 
ture, known as the Plan of Union, approved and ratified 
by the Methodist Protestant Church. 

J. F. Straughn, President; 
C. W. Bates, Seci-etary. 

Baltimore, Maryland, November 12, 1936. 

Bishop Edwin H. Hughes, Chairman of the 
Commission on Church Union of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, next presented the Declaration 
of that Church, as follows : 

The Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in 
fulfilment of their responsibility as presci'ibed in the Dis- 
cipline, Paragraph 91, now make official announcement to 
the Church and to all interested persons as follows: 

"The General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church did, on May 24, 1936, at Columbus, Ohio, act fa- 
vorably on the Plan of IJnion for the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and the 
Methodist Protestant Church, casting a vote of 553, of 
which 470 were in the affirmative and 83 in the negative, 



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thus by more than the two-thirds majority required for 
constitutional changes. The Plan of Union was sent down 
to the Annual Conferences for theiv consideration in the 
sessions of the ensuing yeai'. 

"The Annual Conferences of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, in their sessions, voted as follows: for the Plan, 
laymen, 6,747; against the Plan, laymen, 585. For the 
Plan, ministers, 10,195; against the Plan, 1,284. The 
vote thus given was more than the two-thirds favorable 
vote required for constitutional changes. 

"Inasmuch, therefore, as the General Conference and 
the Annual Conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church 
have voted as above in favor of the Plan of Union, with 
all the constitutional changes therein involved, and this by 
more than the required majority of two-thirds of those 
present and voting, we, the Bishops of the Methodist Epis- 
copal Church, do now officially declare that the said Plan 
of Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Method- 
ist Episcopal Church, South, and the Methodist Protes- 
tant Church, has been legally and constitutionally adopted 
by the Methodist Episcopal Church." 

Upon this action of our Chui'ch and upon all measures 
to be taken in consummating the Union of the three 
branches of Methodism, we now reverently invoke the 
blessing of Almighty God. 



William F. Anderson, 
John L. Nuelsen, 
Edwin H. Hughes, 
Francis J. McConnell, 
Frederick DeLand Leete, 
Herbert Welch, 
Thomas Nicholson, 
Adna Wright Leonard, 
Charles Bayard Mitchell, 
John W. Robinson, 
Eben S. Johnson, 
Ernest Lynn Waldorf, 
Charles Edward Locke, 

E. G. Richardson, 
Edgar Blake, 

F. T. Keeney, 



H. Lester Smith, 
Chas. L. Mead, 
Robert E. Jones, 
Matthew W. Clair, 
George A. Miller, 
Titus Lowe, 
Brenton T. Badley, 
Wallace E. Brown, 
Raymond J. Wade, 
James C. Baker, 
J. Ralph Magee, 
Ralph S. Cushman, 
Wilbur E. Hammaker, 
Charles W. Flint, 
Alexander P. Shaw, 
G. Bromley Oxnam. 



APRIL 26 

First Day 

Morning 

Declarations of 
Adoption of 
Plan of 
Union 



Edwin F. Lee, 



missionary bishops 

John M. Springer. 



bishops elected by central conferences 



Ralph A. Ward, 
John Gowdy, 
Jashwant R. Chitambar, 
J. Waskom Pickett, 



Juan E. Gattinoni, 

R. Elphick, 

F. H. Otto Melle. 



Bishop John M. Moore, Chairman of the Com- 
mission on Church Union of the Methodist Epis- 
copal Church, South, next presented the Declara- 
tion of that Church, as follows : 



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First Day 

Morning 

Declarations of 
Adoption of 
Plan of 
Union 



The College of Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South, in fulfillment of their responsibility under 
the law of the Church as recorded in the Discipline, par- 
agraph 43, made the following declaration to the General 
Conference and the Church on May 4, 1938: 

"The several Annual Conferences of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, South, in their sessions in the Con- 
ference year, beginning May 1, 1937, voted on the fol- 
lowing constitutional question: 

"Shall the Annual Conferences of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, South, approve and authorize 
the adoption of the Plan of Union of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South, and the Methodist Protestant Church, as pro- 
posed and recommended by the Commissions on In- 
terdenominational Relations and Church Union, duly 
appointed by the General Conferences of these three 
Churches, and attached hereto?" 

"The total vote of the members of the several Annual 
Conferences was 8,897, of which 7,650 voted in the affirm- 
ative and 1,247 in the negative. 

"The General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South, voted on the Plan of Union of the three 
said churches on April 29, 1938, casting a vote of 460, 
of which 434 were in the affirmative and 26 were in the 
negative. 

"Inasmuch as the several Annual Conferences, by a 
vote of more than three-fourths of all their members pres- 
ent and voting, did make concurrent recommendation that 
the Plan of Union be adopted by the General Conference, 
and inasmuch as the General Conference on April 29, 
1938, did vote affirmatively upon this joint recommenda- 
tion of the Annual Conferences by a majority of more than 
two-thirds, we the College of Bishops do hereby announce 
and declare that the said Plan of Union of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 
and the Methodist Protestant Church has been legally 
and constitutionally adopted by the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South." 

John M. Moore, 
U. V. W. Darlington, 
H. M. DuBosE, 
James Cannon, Jr., 
Sam R. Hay, 
Attest: 

John M. Moore, President of College of Bishops dur- 
ing the General Conference of 1938. 

LuD H. ESTES, Secretary of General Conference, 
Methodist Episcopal Church, Soiith. 

The report of the Joint Commission on Method- 
ist Union was then presented by Dr. Harry E. 
Woolever, as follows: 



HOYT M. DOBBS, 

Hiram A. Boaz, 
Arthur J. Moore, 
Paul B. Kern, 
A. Frank Smith. 



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PRESENTATION OF ADOPTED PLAN OF UNION 

AND PROSPECTUS OF THE DISCIPLINE OF 

THE METHODIST CHURCH 



APRIL 26 

First Day 

Morning 



Fathers and Brethren of The Methodist Church: The Presentation 



members of the Joint Commission on Methodist Union 
composed of the proper Commissions of the three Uniting,- 
Churches as legally constituted, appointed, and authorized 
by the respective General Conferences of the Methodist 
Protestant Church, the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 
and the Methodist Episcopal Church, now come to report 
and transfer to this delegated Uniting Conference, au- 
thorized and composed by the respective Churches con- 
cerned, the results of the labors as indicated and contained 
in the Plan of Union and the Prospectus of the Discipline 
of The Methodist Church. 

The authorized bodies creating the Joint Commission 
on Methodist Union, as in order raised and empowei'ed 
by the respective General Conferences, are: 

The Commission on Interdenominational Relations 
OF THE Methodist Episcopal Church 

Bishops: Edwin Holt Hughes (Chairman), Frederick 

D. Leete, Edgar Blake, Robert E. Jones, Ernest G. Rich- 
ardson. 

Ministers: J. S. Ladd Thomas, Edmund D. Soper, 
Edward Hislop, F. W. Mueller, Edward Laird 
Mills, Harry E. Woolever (Secretary), E. J. Hammond, 
Willis J. King, Morris E. Swartz, Robert B. Stansell. 

Lay Members: Ernest H. Cherrington, James R. Joy, 
James A. James, Fred D. Parr, Vincent P. Clarke, Wil- 
liam H. Spurgeon, W. H. Wilcox, W. W. Schwaninger, 
Clyde 0. Law, F. H. Trotter. 

The Commission on Methodist Union of the 
Methodist Protestant Church 

Ministers: James H. Straughn (Chairman), John C. 
Broomfield, Leonard B. Smith (Secretary), J. C. Williams, 

E. A. Sexsmith, Roby F. Day, L. E. Bee, F. W. Lineberry, 
S. W. Taylor, Charles S. Bragg, J. S. Eddins, G. C. Weav- 
er, F. B. Hanna, C. R. Green. 

Lay Members: Harry Shaw, J. H. Baker, Nate S. Wil- 
liamson, P. M. Ellis, W. C. Perkins, J. N. Wills. 

The Commission on Interdenominational Relations 

and Church Union of the Methodist Episcopal 

Church, South 

Bishops: John M. Moore (Chairman), Paul B. Kern, 
Arthur J. Moore, A. Frank Smith, Ivan Lee Holt. 

Ministers: T. D. Ellis, F. N. Parker, Grover C. Emmons, 
J. W. Moore, Paul W. Quillian, B. P. Taylor, J. Emerson 
Ford (Secretary), H. H. Sherman, Willard G. Cram, 
W. M. Alexander. 

Laymen: John S. Candler, Percy D. Maddin, H. H. 
White, H. N. Snyder, J. H. Reynolds, W. E. Brock, John 
T. Scott, Harry Denman, W. P. Few, Mrs. J. W. Perry. 

The Joint Commission of these three Churches held its 
first authorized meeting on August 28, 1934, at the Union 



of Plan of 

Union and 
Prospectus 
of Discipline 



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APRIL 26 

First Day 

Morning 

Presentation 
of Plan of 
Union and 
Prospectus 
of Discipline 



League Club in Chicago. After a series of extended meet- 
ings the Plan of Union of The Methodist Church was 
completed and submitted to the Editorial Committee at 
a session in Evanston, III., on the morning of August 16, 
1935. It received the approval of the entii'e Joint Com- 
mission without a dissenting vote. The authorized Com- 
mittee of Fifteen having final review approved the final 
draft in the Cincinnati Club, Cincinnati, Ohio, at 2 p.m., 
December 3, 1935, and the Secretary v/as instructed to 
present it to the Churches. 

The Plan of Union received the affirmative vote of the 
succeeding General Conferences and the Annual and Lay 
Conferences by decisive constitutional majorities. 

Carrying out the requirements of the Plan of Union, 
the Commissions with the aid of authorized and carefully 
selected Committees, with a personnel of over two hundred, 
prepared the Prospectus of the Discipline of the Meth- 
odist Church. This document was placed in the hands 
of all delegates for preliminary study and is now, with 
the Plan of Union, turned over to this Uniting Confer- 
ence for such use as the authorized delegates deem wise. 
It is not a perfect document. It is submitted as the work 
of earnest, consecrated, and experienced committee men 
and women and the Commissioners of the three Churches. 
It is subject to any change, substitution, and amendment 
which further counsel may indicate as wise. There are 
also supplemental memorials and materials which will be 
submitted at the proper time to the Uniting Conference 
and the various General Standing Committees. 

There is in possession of the Joint Commission a pe- 
tition from the Methodist Church of Mexico to be includ- 
ed in The Methodist Church. This will come to your at- 
tention at a later session. 

The Secretaries in behalf of the Joint Commissioners 
desire to express the deep appreciation which they hold 
for the fine and helpful co-operation and the prayers 
which have upheld the labors of these years of earnest ef- 
fort. We labored to build upon firm foundations laid by 
other hands. These workmen of God whose labors do 
abide, although they watch us from higher ground today, 
are too numerous to list here. We feel that justice and 
love compel the naming of two of our noble Chairmen of 
the Commissions who have gone to their crowning since 
their names were attached to the Plan of Union, William 
Fraser McDowell and Edwin DuBose Mouzon. 

Our closing work is an expression of the hope that the 
spirit born of prayer and fasting, which characterized 
the signers of "The Plan of Separation" in an effort to 
save American Methodism, may characterize this body 
of delegates as they build around the Plan of Union the 
Church of the future, The Methodist Church. 

Respectfully and humbly submitted by authority of the 
Joint Commission on Methodist Union. 

Harry Earl Woolever, 
For the Methodist Episcopal Church; 
J. Emerson Ford, 
For the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; 
Leonard B. Smith, 
For the Methodist Protestant Church. 



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Motion of John W. Langdale, New York East, 
seconded by Lud H. Estes, Memphis, prevailed 
that the three Declarations, together with the Re- 
port of the Joint Commission, be received and 
placed on record in the Journal of the Uniting 
Conference. 

Motion of F. W. Lineberry, Indiana, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed that the time be extended for the 
reading of the Episcopal Address. 

Bishop John M. Moore, Chairman of the Com- 
mission on Union of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South, then presented the Episcopal Ad- 
dress. At the conclusion of the presentation the 
delegates arose and applauded. For the Episco- 
pal Address, see page 148. 

The Secretary and Associate Secretaries pre- 
sented nominations for the Secretarial Staff. The 
Conference confirmed the same as follows : 



APRIL 26 

First Day 

Morning 



Episcopal 
Address 
Read 



Secretarial 
Staff 



Journal: Edgar R. Heckman, Central Pennsylvania, 
ME; Cuthbert W. Bates, North Carolina, MP. 

Standing Votes: Cuthbert W. Bates, North Carolina, 
MP; J, Leas Green, Maryland, MP; C. S. Kirkpatriek, 
Western North Carolina, ME,S; R. F. Curl, West Texas, 
ME,S; John C. Glenn, Southwest Missouri, ME,S; Arthur 
A. Callaghan, Maine, ME; Asa J. Kestle, Ohio, ME; Al- 
bert G. Judd, Northern New York, ME; Charles A. Rob- 
bins, Pacific Northwest, ME. 

Calendar: John B. F. Yoak, Jr., Western Virginia, 
ME; D. Stewart Patterson, Baltimore, ME. 

Non-Concurrent Calendar: Robert N. Brooks, North 
Carolina, ME. 

Daily Advocate: Robert S. Satterfield, Oklahoma, 
ME,S. 

Ballots and Tellers: John J. Bunting, Wilmington, ME. 

Discipline: Fred B. Newell, New York East, ME; 
T. LeRoy Hooper, Pittsburgh, MP; Grover C. Emmons, 
Pacific, ME,S. 

T. McM. Grant, North Carolina, ME,S, stated Journal 
that it would be impossible for him to serve on the Committee 
Committee on Journal, due to other duties, and 
offered his resignation. It was accepted by the 
Conference. On nomination of the College of 
Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 
John R. Kenney, Pacific, ME,S, was elected a 
member of the Committee on Journal. 

The following Bishops and Secretaries were ap- organization 
pointed for the purpose of organizing the eight standi'ifg* 
General Standing Committees: 



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APRIL 26 

First Day 

Morning 

Organization 
of General 
Standing 
Committees 



Adjournment 



No 1, Conferences: Bishops E. G. Richardson, W. W. 
Peele; Seci-etary, J. J. Bunting. 

No. 2, Ministry and Judicial Administration: Bishops 
Edgar Blake, Clare Purcell; Secretary, J. C. Glenn. 

No. 3, Membership and Temporal Economy: Bishops 
Frederick D. Leete, A. Frank Smith; Secretary, J. Leas 
Green. 

No. i, Missions, Church Extension, Hospitals, etc.: 
Bishops Edwin H. Hughes, Arthur J. Moore; Secretary, 
C. W. Bates. 

No. 5, Education: Bishops G. Bromley Oxnam, Paul B. 
Kern; Secretary, Lud H. Estes. 

No. 6, Superannuate Support, Pensions, and Relief: 
Bishops E. L. Waldorf, U. V. W. Darlington; Secretary, 
J. B. F. Yoak, Jr. 

No. 7, Publishing Interests: Bishops H. Lester Smith, 
J. Lloyd Decell; Secretary, Edgar R. Heckman. 

No. 8, Ritual: Bishops James C. Baker, Ivan Lee Holt; 
Secretary, R. N. Brooks. 

Motion of Harry E. Woolever, Central New 
York, duly seconded, prevailed that, owing to the 
lateness of the hour of adjournment this morning, 
the eight General Standing Committees meet at 
3 P.M. instead of 2 :30 P.M., this change of time be- 
ing for today only. 

Motion of Thomas D. Ellis, South Georgia, 
duly seconded, prevailed that we do now adjourn. 
After various announcements the opening session 
of the Uniting Conference adjourned at 1:15 p.m. 
with the benediction pronounced by Bishop Wil- 
liam F. Anderson of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church. 



APRIL 27 

Second Day 

Morning 
Opening 



Journal 



THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 27, 1939 

The Conference met in second day's session, 
April 27, 1939, at 8:30 a.m., with Bishop John M. 
Moore presiding. 

Bishop Ivan Lee Holt conducted the opening 
devotions, at the request of the Council of Bishops. 

Bishop Ernest L. Waldorf brought the morning 
address, using as the basis for his remarks Mat- 
thew 13 : 13. 

The report of the Committee on Journal was 
adopted, as follows : 

We have examined the Journal and found it correct. 
Joseph D. Piper, Chairman; 
John R. Kenney, Secretary. 



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Isaac E. Miller, Ohio, Chairman of the Commis- 
sion on Entertainment, presented Report No. 1 of 
that Committee, calling attention to the fact that 
Kansas City had turned over the auditorium, with 
its splendid facilities, without any expense what- 
soever to the Uniting Conference for its use. The 
report being in two Sections, Section I was 
adopted. 

Section II was then presented. Fred B. Stone, 
Rock River, moved to amend the report by adding 
after "$4 per day" the words, "or such portion as 
the funds available will permit." This amend- 
ment was accepted by Dr. Miller. Ben A. Whit- 
more, Tennessee, moved as a substitute for the 
whole that the per diem be fixed at $3 per day, and 
the motion was duly seconded. By common con- 
sent the request of Frank W. Lineberry, Indiana, 
that the Methodist Protestant delegates be ex- 
cused from voting on this motion, because their 
expenses were all provided, was granted. 

Francis R. Bayley, Baltimore, moved that the 
matter be referred back to the Book Committee 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the proper 
authorities of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South, with power to act in the matter of fixing 
the per diem, and the motion was duly seconded. 

Nathan Newby, Pacific, raised the point of order 
that the Uniting Conference had the power to 
settle the question, and the Chair ruled the point 
well taken. 

Lud H. Estes, Memphis, spoke in favor of the 
report. 

The motion of F. R. Bayley, being put, did not 
prevail. The motion of B. A. Whitmore, being 
put, did not prevail. 

Section II as amended was adopted. The re- 
port was then adopted as a whole, as follows : 

COMMISSION ON ENTERTAINMENT, REPORT 
NO. 1 

Section I 
To the Members of the Uniting Conference: 

The Commission on Entertainment for the Uniting 
Conference of The Methodist Church presents for your 
approval the following: 

I. That your Commission did, pursuant to authority 
given it by the three uniting Churches, proceed in due 
time and form to select the city in which the Uniting 
Conference would be held and has selected the city of 



APRIL 27 

Second Day 

Morning 

Commission on 
Entertain- 
ment, 
Report No. 1 



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APRIL 27 

Second Day 

Morning 

Commission on 

Entertain- 
ment, 
Report No. 1 



Committee 
Meeting 
Plans 



Kansas City, Missouri ; that it has designated the seat 
of the Conference to be the New Municipal Auditorium 
in said city and recommends that its action in this respect 
be approved. 

II. That it has allocated the seats in the arena of said 
Auditorium by lot among the several Conferences of the 
three Churches involved and that the allocation of seats 
as published in the seating plan as given on pages 14 and 
15 of The Daily Christian Advocate of this date, April 
26, 1939, be approved as the official seating plan of this 
Conference, this plan subject to such minor changes as 
may be found necessary; and your Commission requests 
that it be authorized to make such adjustments and 
changes. 

III. That the meeting places for the proposed General 
Standing Committees shall be: 

(1) Committee on Conferences, Room 500. 

(2) Committee on Ministry and Judicial Administra- 
tion, Room 400. 

(3) Committee on Membership and Temporal Economy, 
west concourse, arena floor. 

(4) Committee on Missions, Room 600. 

(5) Committee on Education, Room 501. 

(6) Committee on Publishing Interests, Room 401. 

(7) Committee on Superannuate Support, Central 
Street mezzanine lobby, west side of Auditorium. 

(8) Committee on Ritual and Orders of Worship, sec- 
ond floor, room under stage. (Take elevator from main 
foyer.) 

IV. We have provided offices for the general officers 
of the Conference as follows: 

(1) The secretaries of the Uniting Conference and 
editors of The Daily Christian Advocate in Room 100 at 
the south end of the mezzanine floor. 

(2) The treasurers of the three Churches involved, in 
Room 203, first balcony floor on the west side of the Audi- 
torium. 

(3) The publishing agencies in Room 201, first balcony 
floor, west side of the Auditorium. 

(4) We have pro\'ided offices for the Committee on 
Ushers and Pages in Room 205, balcony floor, east side of 
the Auditorium. 

(5) For the representatives of the Church papers and 
secular press and news agents, south half of the east con- 
course, Wyandotte Sti'eet entrance to the Auditorium. 

(6) For the use of stenographers for the bishops and 
chairmen of the general committees, north end of the east 
concourse, Wyandotte Street entrance. 

V. Your Commission further reports that the general 
Program Committee of the Uniting Conference has ar- 
ranged for a Youth Rally in the Auditorium for Saturday 
night, April 29, 1939, and that the general local committees 
of the Methodist Youth Rally have, in connection with 
said program and entertainment, arranged for twenty- 
three seminars to be held during the afternoon of Satur- 
day, April 29, and have requested us to suggest to the 
Conference that it grant the use of the bar of the Con- 
ference to the Youth for the purpose oir holding said 



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Second Day 

Morning 

Committee 
Meeting 
Plans 



seminars, there being an insufficient number of committee 
rooms to accommodate said meetings. Your Commission- 
ers have considered this application on the part of the 
Youth and believe it is meritorious and therefore recom- 
mend to the Uniting Conference that it grant to the Youth 
the use of the bar of the Uniting Conference. 

VI. We recommend that the bar of the Conference be 
fixed to include the arena floor of the main assembly room 
of the Municipal Auditorium. 

VII. We have provided press tables in front of the plat- 
form and we recommend that the representatives as 
designated by this Commission be given seats there. 

VIII. We recommend that fraternal delegates and dis- 
tinguished guests be seated on the platform. 

IX. The Commission is glad to report that there was 
in due time organized locally a General Committee on the 
entertainment of this Conference and that it and its sub- 
committees have co-operated in a fine way and have given 
every assistance that the Commission could ask in per- 
fecting the set-up of the Conference, and we heartily com- 
mend said Committtee and its members for its action in 
respect thereto. 

X. In making this report, we wish to express to the 
Conference that it has been a joy to serve in this capacity 
and we are herewith handing over to the Conference 
physical equipment which we believe to be unsurpassed; 
and in particular we want the Conference to know that 
Kansas City has furnished this magnificent Auditorium 
without a penny of cost to the uniting Churches; and we 
pray God's richest blessing upon the sessions of this Con- 
ference during its stay in Kansas City. 

Section II 

We recommend that the Uniting Conference vote a per Per Diem 
diem of $4 per day or such portion as the funds availalale 
will permit for the delegates representing the Methodist 
Episcopal Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South. 

Isaac E. Miller, Chairman, 

Methodist Episcopal Church. 
F. W. LiNEBERRY, Vice-Chairman, 

Methodist Protestant Church. 
H. P. Myers, Secretary, 
Methodist Episcopal Church, South. 



Dr. Miller presented Judge Leslie J. Lyons, Mis- 
souri, a member of the Commission on Entertain- 
ment, and requested him to present Report No. 2 
of the Commission. Before presenting the report 
Judge Lyons stated that the family of Bishop 
Eugene R. Hendrix had presented for the use of 
the Conference the desk at which the Secretary 
sits, the desk having been used by the Bishop dur- 
ing his lifetime in the preparation of many of his 
articles advocating Unification, and that the flow- 



Commission on 
Entertain- 
ment, 
Report No. 2 



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ment. 
Report No. 



APRIL 27 ers in front of the desk were a gift of the family 
SBcoNDDAv .j^ j^.g jnemory. 
Morning Judge Lyons then presented Report No. 2. Be- 

^TntertlTin °" cause the report changed the time of the meeting 
of the Committees involved, Judge Lyons moved 
that the Rules be amended in that respect and that 
the Committee meetings be held at the hours spe- 
cified. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed and 
the report was adopted, as follows : 

COMMISSION ON ENTERTAINMENT, REPORT NO. 2 

Your Commission on Entertainment suggests for your 
action certain changes in the meetings of General Stand- 
ing Committees, as follows: 

Committee No. 1— Conferences. Meeting in Room 500. 
Meet at 2:45 instead of 2:30 P.M. Begin to take elevator 
in foyer at 2:35. 

Committee No. 2 — Ministry and Judicial Administra- 
tion. Meet at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral at 2:30 
P.M. The Cathedral is located at 415 West 13th Street. 

Committee No. U — Missions. Room 500. Meeting at 
2:15 P.M. instead of 2:30. Members of this committee 
begin to take elevator in foyer at 2:00. 

Committee No. 5 — Education. Room 501. Meeting at 
3 P.M. instead of 2:30. Begin to take elevator in Main 
foyer at 2:45. 

Committee No. 6 — Publishing Interests. Room 401. 
Meet at regular hour, 2:30 P.M. Begin to take elevator in 
foyer at 2:20 P.M. 

Isaac E. Miller, Chairman; 

F. W. LiNEBERRY, Vice-Chairman; 

H. P. Myers, Secretary. 



Fraternal 
Delegates 
Introduced 



Joseph M. M. Gray, Detroit, Chairman of the 
Committee on Courtesies, Privileges, and Intro- 
ductions, was recognized and introduced the fol- 
lowing Fraternal Delegates to the Presiding Of- 
ficer, who in turn presented them to the Confer- 
ence: The Right Reverend John W. Woodside, 
D.D., President and Moderator of the United 
Church of Canada ; The Reverend Doctor Gordon 
A. Sisco, General Secretary of the General Coun- 
cil of the United Church of Canada; The Right 
Reverend Doctor Robert Bond, former President 
of the British Methodist Conference; The Hon. 
Isaac Foot, M.P., lay representative of the British 
Methodist Church; The Rev. Yotara Koizumi, 
President of the Methodist Protestant Church of 
Japan ; The Rev. Kyugoro Obata, of the East An- 
nual Conference of the Methodist Church of Ja- 
pan; Eleazer Guerra, General Superintendent of 
the Methodist Church of Mexico. 



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Recess 



Reconvene 



Methodist 
Protestants 



As each was separately introduced the Con- april 27 
ference rose in welcome to these Fraternal Dele- 
gates and Bishop John M. Moore appropriately Moming 
replied to each address. (For addresses see Sec- 
tion in Appendix, "Fraternal Addresses.") 

Announcements were made and the Bishop de- 
clared the Conference to be in recess. 

After a recess of ten minutes Bishop Moore 
called the Conference to order, and Dr. James R. 
Houghton presented the Seminary Singers of 
Boston University, who rendered De Profundis, 
the 130th Psalm which John Wesley heard in St. 
Paul's Cathedral on the particular day on which 
he had his strange heart-warming experience. 
The Conference stood during the rendition of the 
anthem. 

Bishop Moore made the following special an- 
nouncement : 

The Methodist Protestant delegates and alternates will 
meet tonight (Thursday) at 7:45 o'clock at the Grand 
Avenue Methodist Church. This will be an Executive 
session and will not be open to the public. 

Bishop Moore stated that this meeting was 
called in accordance with the provision in the Plan 
of Union, at which meeting the brethren from the 
Methodist Protestant Church would elect two of 
their number to be Bishops in The Methodist 
Church, and requested that all be much in prayer 
for God's guidance. 

The following announcement of the organiza- ^oT"standhig 
tion of the General Standing Committees was committees 
made, to become a part of the record of the Unit- 
ing Conference: 

Committee on Conferences : George W. Henson, Chair- 
man; John N. R. Score, Vice-Chairman; J. E. Bums, 
Secretary. (Later J. E. Burns resigned and Roy H. Short 
was elected Secretary.) 

Committee on Ministry and Judicial Administra- 
tion: Orien W. Fifer, Chairman; Henry M. Andrews, 
Vice-Chairman; Frank L. Shaffer, Secretary. 

Committee on Membership and Temporal Economy: 
W. F. Bryan, Chairman; William C. Hartinger, Vice- 
Chairman; Costen J. Harrell, Secretary. 

Committee on Missions, Church Extension, Hos- 
pitals, Homes, Orphanages, Evangelism, Deaconess 
Work, Temperance and Social Service: John R. Mott, 
Chairman; Nathan Newby, Vice-Chairman; Mrs. W. C. 
Hammer, Vice-Chairman; H. P. Myers, Secretary. 



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APRIL 27 

Second Day 

Morning 

Organization 
of Standing 
Committees 



Special 
Committees 



Fraternal 
Delegate 
Speaks 



Committee on Education: Paul W. Quillian, Chair- 
man; Daniel L. Marsh, Vice-Chairman; Dwight S. Jeffers, 
Secretary. 

Committee on Publishing Interests: Alfred M. 
Landon, Chairman; Paul N. Garber, Vice-Chairman; 
George R. Brown, Vice-Chairman; John B. F. Yoak, Jr., 
Secretary. 

Committee on Superannuate Support, Pensions, and 
Relief: Thomas S. Bi-ock, Chairman; Arthur M. Wells, 
Vice-Chairman; A. T. Mcllwain, Secretary; L. E. Bee, 
Assistant Secretary. 

Committee on Rituals and Orders of Worship : Oscar 
T. Olson, Chairman; Leonard B. Smith, Vice-Chairman; 
Robert W. Goodloe, Secretary. 

The following-, on motion of C. W. Bates, North 
Carolina, dulj'- seconded, were confirmed as repre- 
sentatives of the Methodist Protestant Church on 
the Special Committees: 

Rules: Fred W. Paschall, North Carolina. 

Journal: G. Charles Weaver, Onondaga. 

Credentiai^: Frank B. Hanna, Illinois. 

Editorial Revision: Frank L. Shaffer, West Virginia. 

Courtesies, Privileges, and Introductions: T. LeRoy 
Hooper, Pittsburgh. 

Enabling Acts: John C. Broomfield, Pittsburgh; 
George R. Brown, North Carolina; Jasper B. Hicks, North 
Carolina; Nate S. Williamson, Mississippi. 

Judiciary: J. E. Butler, Arkansas; Fred Herrigal, Jr. 
Maryland. 

Business: Gideon I. Humphreys, Maryland. 

The Secretary presented the list of nominations 
from the Methodist Episcopal Church for mem- 
bership on the Business Committee, and they 
were duly confirmed, as follows: 

Business Committee: Albert C. Knudsen, New Eng- 
land Southern; Fremont E. Fribley, North Indiana; 
Hiram A. Douglas, Northern Minnesota; Dwight S. Jef- 
fers, Pacific Northwest. 

Dr. Joseph M. M. Gray, Detroit, Chairman of 
the Committee on Courtesies, presented Dr. E. P. 
Blamires, Ex-President of the New Zealand Con- 
ference of the Methodist Church of New Zealand, 
and Honorary Secretary of the New Zealand 
Council of Religious Education, to Bishop Moore, 
who in turn presented him to the Conference. 
The Conference rose in recognition. At the con- 
clusion of his address. Bishop Moore made appro- 
priate reply. (For address, see Appendix, "Fra- 
ternal Addresses.") 



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Bishop Moore read the following cable and tele- april 27 
grams: second day 

Monrning 

Tokyo, April 27, 1939. 
Methodist Conference, Kansas City. 

Greetings. Prayers for divine guidance. Messages Read 

AOYAMA GAKUIN. 



Telegrams 



Keijo, April 27, 1939. 
Uniting Conference, Methodist Church, Kansas City. 

Korean Methodists pray God's richest blessing on this 
historic occasion. 

Keijo, April 26, 1939. 
Uniting Conference, Kansas City. 

Greetings and love. Ephesians four three. 

Manchuria Mission, 
By Ryang. 

Montevideo, April 26, 1939. 
General Conference, Methodist Church, Kansas City. 
God bless Methodist Unification. 

Uruguayan Methodist Association, 
By Daniel Hall. 

Washington, April 25, 1939. 
Uniting Methodist Assembly, Kansas City, Mo. 

Sino-Korean People's League extends heartiest and 
warmest congratulations to the leaders and the members 
of all the Methodist Denominations who made this union 
of Methodism possible. Christianity is surely marching 
on. We sincerely pray God may bestow upon this union 
his richest blessings, wisdom, and positive action for the 
advancement of Christ's spirit. 

KiLSOO Haan, Washington Representative. 



Lake Grove, N. Y., April 26, 1939. 
Reuniting Methodist Conference, care Rev. Thomas B. 

Mather, D.D., Kansas City. 

The Suffolk Association of Congregational Churches 
and ministers in annual meeting today at Lake Grove, 
N. Y., sends gi'eetings and heartiest congratulations on 
convening of this historic Conference for reuniting 
branches of American Methodists and its significance for 
the Church of Christ Universal. The world is our com- 
mon parish. 

Rev. Wells H. Fitch, Registrar. 

Amarillo, Tex., April 27, 1939. 
Bishop Ivan Lee Holt, Methodist Church Conference. 

The hearts of all American Christians who pray the 
Saviour's prayer for the unity of God's people are with you 
and all Methodists assembled in your great Conference 
where we believe the Holy Spirit will preside filling your 
hearts with peace and power. 

E. Cecil Seaman, 
Protestant Episcopal Bishop of North Texas. 



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APRIL 27 Claremore, Okla., April 26, 1939. 

Second Day The Seci'etary of Uniting Conference. 
Marnina ^^ ^"^ minute after ten gi'ound was broken for the new 

Methodist Church at Claremore, Okla. First new church 
Messages Read ^^^.j^ ^-^^ j^^^^ »rpj^g Methodist Church." 

W. C. Heaton, PaMor. 

On motion of Edward D. Kohlstedt, Dakota, 
duly seconded, the Secretary was requested to 
make appropriate reply to the telegrams. On 
motion of the Secretarial Staff, John N. R. Score, 
Central Texas, was confirmed as Secretaiy of 
Telegrams. 

Bishop Moore called attention to the message 
of greetings sent this body by President Roose- 
velt and read last evening. Motion of Chester A. 
Smith, New York, duly seconded, prevailed that 
we make the letter a part of our records, and that 
we send the President a message expressive of our 
gratitude. Bishop Hughes delivered the following 
letter from the President : 



Greetings from 
the President 



AIESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT 

Warm Springs, Ga., Easter Day, 1939. 

My dear Friends : News that three long-separated Meth- 
odisms are to hold a Uniting Conference in Kansas City 
will bring hope and happiness to earnest souls within these 
three communions who for decades have worked and 
prayed and petitioned for reunion. I deeply regret that 
circumstances make it impossible for me to accept your 
kind invitation to attend this significant gathering. To 
a world distracted by malice, envy, and ill will, the Kansas 
City assembly is a harbinger of better things. 

It will, I venture to say, be hailed with satisfaction by 
communions outside the Methodist fold as an indication 
that the spiritual forces of this nation are determined to 
minimize differences which hitherto have tended to arti- 
ficial and unnecessary divisions. 

This does not mean that honest differences in religious 
belief are not to be recognized. It must remain a part of 
our American heritage of complete freedom of conscience 
to respect those differences in the spirit of toleration which 
is of the very essence of our American tradition. I like, 
therefore, to think that the cause of religious tolerance is 
being advanced by the action of the Uniting Conference, 
that as a result of this union of the forces of Methodism 
we shall all advance a little nearer to the goal of the 
philosopher whose ideal was: Unity in essentials, liberty 
in nonessentials — in all things, charity. 

A solution of the problems that ever more darkly over- 
shadow the world today is impossible without recourse to 
the forces of religion. By this, I mean recognition by 
men and nations of the spiritual power beyond ourselves 
which makes for righteousness, which transcends the order 



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of mundane culture, and enters the penumbra of divine 
mystery. 

The American conscience has been shocked in these 
anxious times to witness a trampling underfoot of the 
sacred right of freedom of conscience — the right of every 
man to worship God according to the dictates of his own 
heart. In the bitter conflict of principles and policies 
which Ave witness today the American nation will continue 
to sustain before all the woi'ld the torch of complete liberty 
of conscience. Beyond the turmoil of the passing day we 
seek for peace, the peace that passeth understanding. 
With us freedom and order are moral requisites. Without 
freedom all is chaos. 

These are some of the thoughts which come to me on 
this Easter Day, the day of hope and happiness and re- 
awakening to newness of life. In sending my felicitations 
to the new Methodist Church which is to emerge from the 
Uniting Conference may I express the hope that the spirit 
of unity will increase among all our people. The need 
for union is great, particularly so, since to the democracies 
of the world has fallen the task of defending and per- 
petuating freedom of conscience. 

The Methodists have pointed the way to union. May 
God prosper the work and hasten the day when Christians 
of all confessions shall present a united front to combat 
the forces of strife that threaten our heritage of religion. 

Very sincerely yours, 

Franklin D. Roosevelt. 
Bishop Edwin Holt Hughes, 
Bishop John M. Moore, 
The Reverend Dr. James H. Straughn, Chairmen, 

Commission of the Uniting Churches, Kansas City, Mo. 

Mr. Smith presented a resolution which was 
referred to the Business Committee. 

Dr. Isaac E. Miller, Ohio, Chairman of the 
Entertainment Committee, announced that the 
Hymnal found on the desk of each delegate was 
presented by the Publishing Houses of The Meth- 
odist Church. 

Bishop John M. Moore presented Bishop Paul 
B. Kern, who in turn presented Bishop Cesar 
Dacorso Filho of the Methodist Church of Brazil. 
The Conference arose to greet Bishop Dacorso. 
At the close of his address Bishop John M. Moore 
appropriately replied. (For address see Appen- 
dix, "Fraternal Addresses.") 

Bishop U. V. W. Darlington presented a com- 
munication from Bishop Collins Denny; Bishop 
Arthur J. Moore presented a communication from 
Bishop W. N. Ainsworth; Bishop John M. Moore 
presented a communication from Bishop H. M. 
Du Bose. Motion of Thomas D. Ellis, South 



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Morning 

Greetings from 
the President 



Resolution 



Hymnals 
Presented 



Bishop Dacorso 
Presented 



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Second Day 

Morning 
Absent Bishops 



Memorials 



Adjournment 



Georgia, prevailed, referring these communica- 
tions, without reading, to the Committee of Ref- 
erence for their consideration and report. 

Motion of Orien W. Fifer, Indiana, duly sec- 
oned, prevailed, requesting the three Co-Chairman 
of the Joint Commission on Union, and the Secre- 
tary of the Uniting Conference, to send a message 
of affectionate greeting to all the absent Bishops. 

Harry E. Woolever, Central New York, Secre- 
tary of the Joint Commission on Church Union, 
presented the following resolution and moved its 
adoption. Being duly seconded, this was done. 

Whereas, thei'e are in the hands of the Secretary of 
the Executive Committee of the Joint Commission on 
Methodist Union a number of memorials from Church 
organizations whose opinion should be before the proper 
committees, and other material which will be of value in 
the deliberation of these committees; 

Be It Resolved, That the Uniting Conference, in order 
to facilitate the placing of said memorials and other 
documents into the possession of the committees concerned, 
authorize the Secretary of the Joint Executive Committee 
or the Secretaries of the General Conferences who have 
received such memorials and documents to place the same 
in the hands of the secretaries of the respective General 
Standing Committees for which they are clearly intended: 

That such material and memorials hereinafter received 
shall go to the Business Committee for proper examination 
and disposition. 

Dr. Woolever began reading the list, when Fred 
D. Stone, Rock River, raised the point of order 
that this was equivalent to the presenting of an 
argument to this body and therefore was out of 
order. The Chair sustained the point of order. 

Motion of Arlo A. Brown, Newark, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed that we reconsider the action just 
taken. Motion of Arlo A. Brown, duly seconded, 
then prevailed that the resolution of Dr. Woolever 
be laid on the table. 

Motion of Thomas D. Ellis, South Georgia, duly 
seconded, prevailed that we do now adjourn. The 
Conference adjourned with the benediction pro- 
nounced by Bishop Hiram A. Boaz. 



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FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 28, 1939 

Bishop John M. Moore called the Conference to 
order at 8:30 A.M. and announced that Bishop 
Ernest G. Richardson would conduct the devo- 
tions of the morning. 

The devotional address was made by Bishop 
Urban V. W. Darlington, who spoke from the 
theme "I Will Build My Church." 

Bishop John M. Moore read the following Cer- 
tificate of Election : 

To the Uniting Conference in session at Kansas City, 
Misso7iri: This is to certify that the delegates from the 
Annual Conferences of the Methodist Protestant Church 
in the Uniting Conference met in the Grand Avenue 
Temple Methodist Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Mis- 
souri, on Thursday, April 27, 1939, for the purpose of 
electing two Bishops in accordance with the provisions 
of the Plan of Union. The lot was cast and the choice 
fell upon James Henry Straughn and John Calvin Broom- 
field, and they are hereby certified to the Uniting Con- 
ference as having been duly elected to the office of Bishop. 

Signed by order and in behalf of the Methodist Prot- 
estant delegation of the Uniting Conference, this the 28th 
day of April, 1939. 

C. W. Bates, Secretary. 

Bishop John M. Moore requested Dr. E. A. Sex- 
smith, President of the Maryland Conference, 
Methodist Protestant Church, and John H. Baker, 
senior ranking lay delegate of that Conference, 
to escort Bishop-elect Straughn from his seat to 
the head of his aisle, where Bishops Edwin H. 
Hughes and Arthur J. Moore met him and escort- 
ed him to the platform and presented him to the 
presiding Bishop. Bishop John M. Moore had 
designated Bishop Urban V. W. Darlington to 
act with Bishop Hughes, but Bishop Darlingtor- 
had left the platform after his morning address. 
Bishop John M. Moore presented Bishop-elect 
Straughn with the following statement: 

Bishop-elect Straughn, once a totalitarian leader and 
now a colleague in the ranks of benevolent democracy, 
I present to the Bishops and to the Uniting Conference, 
Bishop-elect James Henry Straughn. 

The Conference rose and applauded. 

Bishop John M. Moore then resigned the Chair 
to Dr. James H. Straughn, a Co-Chairman of the 
Joint Commission on Church Union. 



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Third Day 

Morning 



Opening 



Bishops 
Elected 



Bishop-elect 
Straughn 
Escorted to 
Platform 



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APRIL 28 
Third Day 

Morning 

Journal 



Pei-sonal 
Privilege 



Governor 
Dickinson 
Introduced 



Telegrams 



Bishop-elect Straughn briefly addressed the 
Conference. 

The report of the Committee on Journal wa? 
adopted, as follows : 

We have examined the Journal and found it correct. 
Joseph D. Piper, Chairman; 
John R. Kenney, Secretary. 

Chester A. Smith, New York, was recognized 
on a question of personal privilege and stated that 
on yesterday he had presented a resolution in con- 
nection with the action of the Conference relative 
to the letter received from President Roosevelt, 
but that the resolution failed to appear in today's 
Daily Christian Advocate. Bishop John M. Moore, 
who presided yesterday, read the paragraph on 
the duties of the Business Committee found on 
page 15 of the Prospectus of the Discipline. Bish- 
op Moore stated that in as much as Mr. Smith's 
resolution was on "other matter not included in 
the regular business of the Uniting Conference, 
as fixed by the Plan of Union" he had erred in 
allowing it to come before the Uniting Conference 
without knowing its content, and that the official 
record should simply show that it had been re- 
ceived and had been referred. 

Joseph M. M. Gray, Chairman of the Committee 
on Courtesies, Privileges, and Introductions, pre- 
sented Luren D. Dickinson, senior ranking lay 
delegate from the Michigan Conference and Gov- 
ernor of Michigan, to Dr. Straughn, who in turn 
presented him to the Conference. Governor Dick- 
inson addressed the Conference. Dr. Straughn 
replied appropriately. 

The following telegrams v/ere read by the Pre- 
siding Officer, and the Secretary, by common con- 
sent, was instructed to make appropriate reply: 

New York, N. Y., April 26, 1939. 

Methodist Conference, Grace and Holy Trinity Cathe- 
dral, Kansas City. 

The National Council of the Protestant Episcopal 

Church sends cordial greetings to you and prayers for 
the success of your endeavor. 

H. St. George Tucker, Presiding Bishop. 

Wichita Falls, Texas, April 28, 1939. 
Methodist Commission on Unity, Kansas City. 

Disciples of Christ in Texas State Convention assembled 



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felicitate their Methodist brethren met to perfect union 
and pray God's richest blessings upon them. 

0. L. Shelton, Wichita Falls; 

Graham Frank, Dallas; 

Edgar DeWitt Jones, Detroit. 

Sedalia, Mo., April 27, 1939. 
Methodist Uniting Conference, Municipal Auditorium. 

Missouri Convention Disciples of Christ unanimously 
vote greetings and felicitations to your great Conference 
of United Methodism. Sincere prayers for your success. 
John Stuart Mn.L, General Sec^-etary. 



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Third Day 

Morning 



Fresno, Calif., April 26, 1939. 
Unifying Conference, Care Grover C. Emmons, Kansas 
City. 

Greetings from Pacific Woman's Missionary Confer- 
ence assembled Fresno. Prayers attend in your great task. 
Florence Goodyear, Recording Secretary. 

Report No. 1 of the Committee on Credentials ^°(^^^*^fa,g" 
was presented by the Chairman, Earl R. Brown, Report no.'i 
Northeast Ohio, and on his motion was adopted. 
(For report see Appendix, "Special Committee 
Reports," page 828.) 

Charles C. Jarrell, North Georgia, presented ^'Sgn'ments 
the following resolution : 

Whereas, the Plan of Union (Division Three, Article 
VI) imposes on the Uniting Conference the duty of as- 
signing the effective Bishops for service to the various 
Jurisdictional Conferences; therefore be it 

Resolved, That the presiding Bishop be requested to 
appoint a Nominating Committee to consist of six mem- 
bers — one from each Jurisdiction — whose duty it shall be 
to nominate for election by this body a Committee on 
Episcopal Assignments, to consist of thirty-six members 
— six from each Jurisdiction. That Committee shall rec- 
ommend to this body for adoption a Plan of Episcopal 
Assignments to the various Jurisdictions, together with a 
Plan of Episcopal Residences throughout the Church. 

T. D. Ellis, 
J. C. Wardlaw, 
Charles C. Jarrell. 

Edward Hislop, Missouri, was recognized and 
moved a suspension of the Rules that he might 
present a substitute for the resolution before the 
Conference. The Chair ruled that no suspension 
of the Rules was necessary. Dr. Hislop then pre- 
sented the following substitute : 

Since it is stated in the Plan of Union, Article VI, 
Division Three, that "The effective Bishops shall be as- 
signed for service to the various Jurisdictional Confer- 



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Third Day 

Morning 

Episcopal 
Assignments 



Recess 
Reconveninsr 



ences by the Uniting Conference," and since there is no 
Standing Committee to whicli this responsibility has been 
committed, it is therefore moved, that a committee be 
raised by this Conference for this specific purpose, this 
committee to be created as follows: Five ministers and 
five laymen from each Jurisdiction, making sixty in all. 
The members of the committee are to be elected by the 
delegates of each Jurisdiction at the Jurisdictional Meet- 
ings to be held on Monday evening, May 1. This com- 
mittee, after making survey of the field and verifying the 
number of Bishops legally allotted to each jurisdiction 
and verifying the number of effective Bishops available 
for service, shall report the assignments of Bishops to 
this Conference not later than Monday, May 8. 

Dr. Hislop moved its adoption, and the motion 
was duly seconded. 

Merton S. Rice, Detroit, moved that the whole 
matter be referred to General Standing Commit- 
tee No 2, Ministry and Judicial Administration. 
The motion was duly seconded. 

Lewis 0. Hartman, New England, moved that 
the motion to refer be laid on the table. The mo- 
tion was duly seconded. 

J. Edgar Skillington, Central Pennsylvania, 
raised the point of order that the motion to lay 
on the table was out of order. The Chair ruled 
that the motion to lay on the table was in order. 
The motion to lay on the table was put and was 
lost. 

Orien W. Fifer, Indiana, spoke in favor of re- 
ferring the matter to the Committee on Ministry 
and Judicial Administration. 

Fred D. Stone, Rock River, spoke in favor of 
the substitute of Dr. Hislop. 

Merton S. Rice, Detroit, spoke in favor of the 
motion to refer. 

Edward Hislop, Missouri, spoke in favor of 
the substitute. 

The motion to refer the matter to the Commit- 
tee on Ministry and Judicial Administration was 
put, and the motion to refer was lost. 

The Conference then adjourned for recess. 

At 10 :40 A.M. Dr. Straughn called the Confer- 
ence to order. 

The Seminary Singers from Boston University 
rendered a selection, after which Dr. James R. 
Houghton sang as a solo "The Holy City" by spe- 
cial request. The Conference stood and ap- 
plauded. 



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As a matter of high privilege Bishop John M. 
Moore assumed the Chair, Bishop Moore ap- 
pointed Dr. T. LeRoy Hooper, President of the 
Pittsburgh Conference of the Methodist Protes- 
tant Church, and Judge Harry Shaw, senior rank- 
ing lay delegate from the same Conference, to 
escort Bishop-elect Broomfield from his seat to 
the head of the aisle, where Bishops Adna W. 
Leonard and William W, Peele met him and es- 
corted him to the platform, presenting him to the 
presiding Bishop, who in turn presented him to 
the Conference with the following statement: 

Bishops of the Church, members of the Uniting Con- 
ference, I present to you with great joy Bishop-elect John 
Calvin Broomfield, born a Scotsman on the Fourth of 
July, a Methodist Protestant elected a Bishop in The Meth- 
odist Church. 

The Conference rose and applauded. 

Dr. Straughn resumed the Chair. 

Lynn Harold Hough, New York East, spoke in 
favor of the Hislop substitute. 

Lewis 0. Hartman, New England, proposed the 
following amendment to the Hislop substitute: 

I move that five lay delegates and five ministerial del- 
egates from the foreign field be added to the sixty repre- 
sentatives from the Jurisdictions in the United States, 
and that the foreign representatives shall be chosen at 
a meeting of all the delegates from the foreign field, to 
be held on May 1. 

Dr. Hislop accepted this amendment. 

Nolan B. Harmon, Jr., Baltimore, raised the 
question as to whether the report of this Special 
Committee called for in the Hislop substitute 
would be final. That portion of the substitute 
was read indicating that it would be final. 

Merton S. Rice, Detroit, spoke against the sub- 
stitute. 

Daniel L. Marsh, New England, offered the 
following : 

At the point where the committee shall report its ac- 
tion to this Conference, amend as follows: "Report to the 
Uniting Conference its recommendations for the assign- 
ment of Bishops, for such action as the Conference deems 
meet and proper." 

This amendment was accepted by Dr. Hislop. 



APRIL 28 

Third Day 

Morning 

Bishop-elect 
Broomfield 
Escorted to 
Platform 



Episcopal 

Assignments 



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APRIL 28 

Third Day 

Morning 

Episcopal 
Assignments 



Orien W. Fifer, Indiana, spoke in opposition to 
the substitute. 

Harold Paul Sloan, New Jersey, spoke in favor 
of the substitute. 

Frank W. Court, Upper Iowa, moved the pre- 
vious question and the motion, being duly second- 
ed, was ordered. 

The motion to substitute the Hislop paper for 
the Jarrell paper was adopted. The Hislop sub- 
stitute was then adopted. 

Daniel L. Marsh, New England, as a matter of 
high privilege for the entire house, asked for and 
was granted the privilege of changing the word- 
ing of the Hislop substitute as follows : Instead of 
the words, "the delegates of each Jurisdiction," 
make it read, "the delegates from the Annual 
Conferences composing the Jurisdictions respec- 
tively." 

The amended resolution is as follows: 



Since it is stated in the plan of Union, Article VI, Di- 
vision Three, that "the effective Bishops shall be assigned 
for service to the various Jurisdictional Conferences by 
the Uniting Conference," and since there is no Standing 
Committee to which this responsibility has been com- 
mitted, it is therefore moved, that a committee be raised 
by this Conference for this specific purpose, this Com- 
mittee to be created as follows: Five ministers and five 
laymen from each Jurisdiction, making sixty in all. The 
members of the committee are to be elected by the dele- 
gates from the Annual Conferences composing the Juris- 
dictions respectively, at the Jurisdictional meetings to be 
held on Monday evening, May 1. 

That five lay delegates and five ministerial delegates 
from the foreign field be added to the sixty representatives 
from the Jurisdictions in the United States, and that the 
foreign representatives shall be chosen at a meeting of 
all the delegates from the foreign field, to be held on 
May 1. 

This Committee, after making survey of the field and 
verifying the number of Bishops legally allotted to each 
Jurisdiction, shall report to the Uniting Conference its 
recommendations for the assignment of Bishops, for such 
action as the Conference deems meet and proper. 

A. Wesley Pugh, North Indiana, moved that 
Paragraph (9), page 161, of the Handbook be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Rules for clarification 
and interpretation, with special reference to the 
sentence beginning, "All questions, proposals, 
resolutions, communications, or other matters not 
included in the regular business of the Uniting 



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Presiding 
Officer 



Conference. The motion, duly seconded, pre- april 28 

., J > ^ ' jr Third Day 

vailed. 

Benjamin W. Meeks, Baltimore, presented the Morning 
f ollov/ing resolution : 

Resolved, That when a resolution is presented to the 
Uniting- Conference and is referred to the Business Com- 
mittee, it be not printed in the Daily Advocate until after 
the Business Committee has reported it to this body. 

Motion of Lewis 0. Hartman, New England, 
duly seconded, prevailed referring the Meeks reso- 
lution to the Committee on Rules. 

Levi P. Goodwin, lowa-Des Moines, Chairman 
of the Committee on Presiding Officers, reported 
for the Committee that Bishop Charles L, Mead 
would preside tomorrow, Saturday, April, 29. The 
report was adopted. 

H. T. Freeman, South Georgia, presented the ^XsSments 
following paper : 

The statement was made and the resolution calling for 
a Special Committee on Assignment of Bishops to the 
Jux'isdictions implied that the Uniting Conference has no 
Committee on the Episcopacy. According to Chapter 
VIII, page 59, of the Prospectus, there are other matters 
concerning the Episcopacy which need to be dealt with 
by this Conference. Is the Standing Committee on the 
Ministry and Jurisdictional Administration competent to 
deal with these matters? 

The Chair replied that the Committee on Min- 
istry and Judicial Administration had full author- 
ity in all matters, except those things otherwise 
designated by this body. 

It was called to the attention of the Conference "^p'^^rd^'"^"" 
that Dr. J. Emerson Ford, Secretary of the Com- 
mission on Union of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South, and a member of this body, was 
in deep sorrow over the sudden death of his fa- 
ther. Motion of Harry E. Woolever, Central 
New York, duly seconded, prevailed instructing 
the Secretary to convey to Dr. Ford the deepest 
sympathy of the Conference. 

Bishop Roberto Elphick, of Chile, was presented ^"Sphicf '° 
to the Conference by Dr. Straughn. Bishop El- 
phick addressed the Conference relative to the 
great earthquake which had recently visited 
Chile and thanked all those who in any way had 
contributed to the relief of his stricken country- 
men. 



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APRIL 28 

Third Day 

Morning 
Adjournment 



Motion of John F, Baggett, Tennessee, duly 
seconded, prevailed that, after the necessary an- 
nouncements, we do adjourn. Various announce- 
ments were made and the Conference adjourned 
with the benediction pronounced by Dr. Merton 
S. Rice. 



APRIL 29 

Fourth Day 

Morning 
Opening 



Journal 



Committee on 
Credentials, 
Report No. 2 



Mrs. J. W. 
Hawley 



Reconsider 



SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 29, 1939 

Bishop Charles L. Mead called the Uniting Con- 
ference to order at 8:30 A.M., for the session of 
the fourth day. The Seminary Singers of Boston 
University approached the platform as a proces- 
sional. 

Bishop Mead announced that the devotions of 
the morning would be conducted by Bishop Wil- 
liam W. Peele. 

The devotional message of the morning was 
delivered by Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam from the 
theme "He Came Too Soon, This Christ." 

The report of the Committee on Journal was 
adopted as follows : 

We have examined the Journal and found it correct. 
Joseph D. Piper, Chairman; 
John R. Kenney, Secretary. 

Report No. 2 of the Committee on Credentials 
was presented by Earl R. Brown, Chairman, who 
moved its adoption. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed. (For report see Appendix, "Special 
Committee Reports," page 829.) 

Bishop Mead announced the death of Mrs. J. 
W. Hawley, wife of Dr. J. W. Hawley, a member 
of the Pittsburgh Conference delegation of the 
Methodist Protestant Church, and called on 
Bishop Paul B. Kern to lead in prayer. The Con- 
ference stood while Bishop Kern offered prayer. 
The Secretary was instructed to express the sym- 
pathy of the Conference to the family. 

W. F. Bryan, Texas, gave notice that at the 
proper time he would move a reconsideration of 
the action of yesterday, whereby the Conference 
ordered a Special Committee to be created for 
the assignment of Bishops to Jurisdictions. 

Fred D. Stone, Rock River, having voted with 
the majority on yesterday, moved that we do now 



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reconsider the action of yesterday relative to the april 29 
assignment of Bishops, not for the purpose of ^°""^" ^^^ 
changing the method of procedure, but for the Morning 
purpose of changing the ratio of representation Reconsider 
on the Committee ordered. The motion to recon- 
sider, being duly seconded, was adopted. 

Fred D. Stone, Rock River, then offered the 
following amendment : 

Amend the report so that the basis of representation 
shall be ten each — five lay and five clerical — in the North- 
eastern, North Central, Western, and Central Jurisdic- 
tions; that it shall be tw^enty each — ten lay and ten cleri- 
cal—in the Southeastern and South Central Jurisdictions; 
and that in the ten representatives from the foreign fields, 
the four-four-one ratio provided for this Conference shall 
prevail as nearly as possible. 

Isaac E. Miller, Ohio, spoke against the adop- 
tion of the resolution. 

Edward Hislop, Missouri, spoke in favor of 
the resolution. 

Merton S. Rice, Detroit, spoke against the adop- 
tion of the pending matter. 

Hans J. Roan, Idaho, moved that the matter be 
referred to the Committee on Judiciary for an 
opinion regarding the legality of said action under 
the Rules of the Uniting Conference. The mo- 
tion was duly seconded. 

Chester A. Smith, New York, offered the fol- 
lowing as a substitute for all that was before the 
Conference : 

Resolved, That this Uniting Conference refer the mat- 
ter of assigning the Bishops for service to the Committee 
on Ministry and Judicial Administration, v^^hich is hereby 
directed to present to this body its report not later than 
May 6. 

The motion to substitute was declared out of 
order, since, under the Rules of Order, a motion 
to refer (said motion of Hans J. Roan being be- 
fore the Conference) takes precedence over a mo- 
tion to substitute. 

W. F. Bryan, Texas, moved that the motion to 
refer to the Committee on Judiciary be tabled. 
The motion, being duly seconded, prevailed. 

Francis R. Bayley, Baltimore, moved that the 
whole matter before the Conference be laid on the 
table. The motion was duly seconded, but did not 
prevail. 



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Fourth Day 

Morning 
Reconsider 



Harold Paul Sloan, New Jersey, spoke in favor 
of the amendment. 

Harry E. Hess, Nebraska, offered as a substi- 
tute a motion to refer this matter to the Com- 
mittee on Ministry and Judicial Administration. 
The motion was declared out of order on the 
ground that it was a new motion and not ger- 
mane to the pending matter. 

William F. Quillian, South Georgia, moved the 
previous question. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed and the previous question was ordered. 

By a count vote of 470 for and 360 against, the 
Stone amendment prevailed. 

By a count vote of 463 against to 361 for, the 
Hislop resolution, adopted on yesterday, recon- 
sidered and amended this morning, was not 
adopted. 

Fred D. Stone then offered the following mo- 
tion: 



That the assignment of Bishops to the residences and 
the Jurisdictions, according to the Plan of Union, accord- 
ing to the privilege given to this Uniting Conference, be 
referred, with authority and with instructions to report 
their action to this Conference, to the Committee on 
Ministry and Judicial Administration. 

The motion was seconded by Orien W. Fifer, 
Indiana, who also offered the following amend- 
ment: 



Time Extended 



Judiciary 
Committee 
Excused 



Recess 



That the same groups, which assigned the delegates to 
the different committees, shall assign nine additional 
delegates from the foreign field in the ratio of four-four- 
one to the General Committee on Ministry and Judicial 
Administration, they to serve upon the subcommittee or 
Episcopacy." 

Dr. Stone accepted the Fifer amendment. The 
motion of Fred D. Stone was adopted. 

Motion of the Secretary, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed extending the time in order that Judge 
Lyons might make an important announcement 
for the Local Committee on Entertainment. 

Francis R. Bayley, Baltimore, Chairman of the 
Committee on Judiciary, requested that the Com- 
mittee be excused to consider matters of immedi- 
ate concern. The Committee was excused. 

The Conference then adjourned for recess. 



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APRILi 29 

Fourth Day 

Mon-ning 
Reconvene 

Madame 
Yoshika 
Saito Sings 



Dr. Eric M. 
North 
Introduced 



At 10:55 A.M. the Conference reconvened, with 
Bishop Charles L. Mead in the chair. 

Madame Yoshika Saito, of Tokyo, Japan, sang 
as a solo "Alleluia," by Mozart. She then sang in 
her native tongue "I Need Thee Every Hour." 
Rendering the same song in English, at the sug- 
gestion of the presiding Bishop, the Conference 
joined in singing the chorus. 

Dr. Joseph M. M. Gray, Detroit, Chairman of 
the Committee on Courtesies, Privileges, and In- 
troductions, presented to the presiding Bishop Dr. 
Eric M. North, Secretary of the American Bible 
Society. Bishop Mead presented him to the Con- 
ference. Dr. North briefly addressed the Confer- 
ence and presented it with a copy of the Bible for 
its use. Bishop Mead replied appropriately in be- 
half of the Conference. 

J. Edgar Skillington, Central Pennsylvania, 
Chairman of the Committee on Rules, was rec- 
ognized. He presented Report No. 1 of the Com- 
mittee and moved that it be printed in the Daily 
ChHstiayi Advocate for consideration on Monday. 
The motion, being duly seconded, prevailed. 

Dr. Skillington presented Report 2, which was 
read by the Secretary, under the Rules of Order, 
as it had not been published. 

Thomas D. Ellis, South Georgia, moved the 
adoption of the report. 

Dr. Skillington spoke to the report. 

Chester A. Smith, New York, offered as an 
amendment the following resolution : 

Resolved, That any paper or resolution presented to 
and read to the Conference by a member thereof, and 
upon which the question of consideration has not been 
raised and sustained, shall be printed in the Daily Advo- 
cate. 

George W. Henson, Philadelphia, a member of 
the Committee on Rules, spoke in favor of the 
report. 

Motion of Charles A. Robbins, Pacific North- 
west, duly seconded, prevailed, laying the Smith 
amendment on the table. 

The report was then adopted. (For report see 
Appendix, "Special Committee Reports," page 
825.) 

George C. Douglass, Troy, presented and moved Bishops; 
the reference of the following resolution : 



Committee on 
Rules of 
Order, 
Report No. 1 



Report No. 2 



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aries, etc. 



Committee on 
Presiding 
Officers, 
Report No. 2 



Resolved, That the proper committee consider methods 
of paying' salaries and allowances to the two newly elected 
Bishops, and that the Secretary place this Resolution in 
the hands of the proper committee, accompanied by in- 
formation which this committee will need. 

The resolution was ordered referred. 

Levi P. Goodwin, lowa-Des Moines, Chairman 
of the Committee on Presiding Officers, presented 
Report No. 2, which was adopted, as follows : 

COMMITTEE TO SELECT PRESIDING OFFICERS, 
REPORT NO. 2 

Your committee presents the following selections for 
Presiding Officers: 

Monday, May 1 — Bishop Paul B. Kern. 

Tuesday, May 2 — Bishop Adna W. Leonard. 

Wednesdaj', May 3 — Bishop U. V. W. Darlington. 

The committee will meet in Room 310 on Monday at 
1:45 P.M. LE\n[ P. Goodwin, Chaii-Tnan; 

W. A. Shelton, Secretai-y. 

°c^tTo"n°from The followlng communication from the Central 
RSfbis*^" Conference of American Rabbis, addressed to 
Bishop Mead, was read by the Secretary : 

GREETINGS FROM AMERICAN RABBIS 
May I through you extend to the Uniting Conference 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church the hearty fraternal 
greetings of the Central Conference of American Rabbis? 
I send you also our warm congratulations on the success 
of the effort to unite the branches of the Methodist Epis- 
copal Church. It is all the more significant a spiritual 
victory because it is a conspicuous example of the success 
of a sincere effort to achieve the religious ideal of unity 
in a day when division and dissension rule in a large part 
of the world. 

We pray with you that God will bless your broader 
fellowship and make the greater Methodist Episcopal 
Church an effective instrument to do his will. 

With further greetings of peace and brotherhood, I am, 
Fraternally yours. Max C. Currick. 

Motion of Thomas D. Ellis, South Georgia, duly 
seconded, prevailed instructing the Secretary to 
make proper reply. 

Bishop Adna W. Leonard was granted the pri\d- 
lege of the floor to announce the arrangements for 
the consecration of Bishops-elect James H. 
Straughn and John C. Broomfield. Bishop Mead 
stated that Bishop Leonard had been requested by 
the Council of Bishops to preach the consecration 
sermon. 

Motion of Thomas D. Ellis, South Georgia, duly 



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seconded, prevailed, that when we adjourn it be april 29 
to meet in regular session Sunday afternoon for ^"^"^^ ^^'^ 
the purpose of consecrating Bishops-elect Morning 
Straughn and Broomfield. 

Alfred F. Hughes, West Wisconsin, moved that Referred 
the paragraph of the Episcopal Address appear- 
ing on page 30 of the Daily Christian Advocate 
under the sub-title "An Intelligent Church," be 
referred to the General Standing Committee on 
Education. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Fred D. Stone, Rock River, announced that the Publishing 
Book Concerns of the three Churches were to p*^^*°* 
celebrate one hundred years of service next Tues- 
day night. May 2, with a pageant and program in 
the Music Hall of the auditorium. Motion of 
Daniel L. Marsh, New England, seconded by 
Nathan Newby, Pacific, prevailed that we make 
this meeting an official session of the Conference. 

Motion of Edgar R. Heckman, Central Pennsyl- Adjournment 
vania, duly seconded, prevailed that after neces- 
sary announcements we adjourn. 

George A. Fowler, Rock River, called the at- 
tention of the Conference to the fact that Sunday, Announce- 
April 30, 1939, is the 150th anniversary of the '"^"^ 
inauguration of George Washington as the first 
President of the United States, and that our 
Church was the first religious organization to rec- 
ognize the Constitution and the Chief Magistrate 
just inaugurated in 1789. 

Francis R. Bayley, as a matter of privilege, 
stated that the Committee on Judiciary had no 
report to make to the Conference at this time. 

After various announcements the Conference 
adjourned with the benediction pronounced by 
Bishop Charles L. Mead. 



SUNDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 30, 1939 

Pursuant to the order of adjournment the Unit- 
ing Conference convened at 3:30 o'clock for the april so 
purpose of consecrating Bishops-elect James H. ^''"^" ^^^ 
Straughn and John C. Broomfield. Astemoon 

The session opened with the singing of the Pro- 
cessional (Hymn 315, "How Firm a Founda- ^"g^^^f^^J^'"" 
tion"), led by Dr. James R. Houghton and the 
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The following order of service was observed : 

Dr. Houghton announced and the Conference 
joined in singing Hymn 379, "I Love Thy King- 
dom, Lord." 

Bishop John M. Moore led in prayer. 

The Boston Seminary Singers, led by Dr. 
Houghton, sang the Apostles' Creed, set to music 
by the eminent Russian composer, Gretchaninoff, 
the audience standing. 

The Collect was read by Bishop Edwin H. 
Hughes. 

The first Scripture lesson, Acts 20 : 17-35, was 
read by Bishop Paul B. Kern. 

The second Scripture lesson, John 21 : 15-17 
and Matthew 28: 18-20, was read by Bishop H. 
Lester Smith. 

The Consecration Sermon was delivered by 
Bishop Adna Wright Leonard, from the text Mat- 
thew 20: 22 and from the theme "Are Ye Able?" 
as follows: 

Are Ye Able? 

I shall read a few verses from the Gospel according to 
St. Matthew, the twentieth chapter, and will then read 
again the words that I take as the text of the afternoon 
sermon. 

The Gospel according to St. Matthew, twentieth chapter, 
beginning at the twentieth verse: "Then came to him the 
mother of Zebedee's children with her sons, worshiping 
him, and desiring a certain thing of him. And he said 
unto her. What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant 
that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, 
and the other on the left, in thy kingdom. But Jesus an- 
swered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able 
to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized 
with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto 
him. We are able." 

Listen then to the words of the text taken from the 
twenty-second verse of the twentieth chapter of the Gos- 
pel according to St. Matthew: "Are ye able to drink of the 
cup that I shall drink of? They say unto him. We are 
able." 

This question grew out of a conversation between Jesus 
and the two sons of Zebedee after their mother had re- 
quested that places of preferment be given to them in His 
kingdom. The Master must have experienced a keen sense 
of disappointment as He listened to their request. It was 
the case of an ambitious mother and her two sons who 
shared her ambitions for them. It is clear there was in- 
dignation among the disciples, for the Word says, "And 
when the ten heard it, they wei'e moved with indignation 
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was not against the mother, but against the two sons who 
were thinking of the Kingdom in terms of reward and 
emolument. The element of jealousy was not wanting 
and a generous attitude on the part of the disciples was 
hard to discover. 

The question which Jesus put to those two young men 
was in the nature of a challenge and an appeal. By this 
question, He challenged their conception of the Kingdom. 
They had not grasped what the Kingdom really meant. 
They conceived it to be an opportunity to possess power 
and position. They had not realized that all true greatness 
is in service and that His only power was the might of His 
love. Let us be careful how we judge, for possibly many of 
us have not yet faced all that is involved in the truth that 
the really big man, in God's sight, the truly great man is 
he who serves the most. 

Jesus was straightforward and frank in dealing with 
people. He could not tolerate duplicity or deception. He 
told them they were to go into the world as sheep among 
wolves and again and again made it plain that the spirit 
of the Kingdom of God and the spirit of the world were 
in eternal conflict. All worthy enterprises and all great 
undertakings are fraught with difficulties, discourage- 
ments, and dangers. Everyone who engages in a great 
task or enterprise must expect to lay his course with trial. 
The disciples discovered this to be the case. They were 
ignorant of what awaited them. They wanted thrones, 
but he gave them a cross. One would be put to the sword, 
while another best loved and most tried of all would know 
the meaning of utter loneliness. 

He did not place a glittering crown above the gate and 
hide the cross behind the wall. He told them plainly that 
the road over which they were to go, if they followed Him, 
would be rough and rugged. In all of this He was not 
disappointed with their imperfections and was patient 
with them in their shortcomings. He knew they did not 
know what was ahead of them. 

When on the Damascus Road the crisis came in Paul's 
life, how much did he know what experiences awaited him? 
The other disciples had been three years under the personal 
leadership and teaching of Jesus. After all that they were 
contentious, reaching out for rewards and benefits. With 
Paul it was different. He came directly to the question as 
to who Jesus was and the claim made by Him and His dis- 
ciples regarding His relation to God. When he suri'en- 
dered to Jesus Christ, when he accepted the Messiahship 
of Jesus, when he proclaimed the Lordship of Jesus, he 
staked his all on that act of faith. He never raised the 
question about what he would get out of it. But Paul did 
not know what awaited him on the new and untrod way. 
His was the act of faith. 

So it was with Luther, so it was with Wesley, and so 
it has been with a company which no man can number. 
The same principle obtains in the adventure upon which 
we as Methodists have embarked. That there are prob- 
lems ahead goes without saying. But who is wise enough 
to say just what those problems will be? Again it is the 
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In -wanning men for the Kingdom they were not to be 
unmindful of the fact that it was to be a Kingdom of right 
relationships. He did not want His followers to win men 
to Him by obscuring the nature of the cause or by blunt- 
ing the edge of moral demands. The disciples had to learn 
that only when we think aright of Christ and are rightly 
disposed toward Him, can we have fellowship one with 
another and experience the great fact that the blood of 
Jesus Christ cleanses us from sin. 

He not only challenged their conception of the Kingdom, 
but He accepted their appraisal of their ability to drink 
His cup. He took them as they were that He might make 
them what they ought to be. Jesus knew that if He was to 
accomplish anything with his disciples, He must in the 
first instance accept them as He found them. 

In other words Jesus was willing to accept those two 
young men, notwithstanding their ignorance of what 
awaited them, provided He could have their love, their 
allegiance, and their devotion. He was wise enough to see 
that these are the creative and uplifting elements in all 
true discipleship. A man may say, "I am able to share 
The Cup," not knowing all that is involved in thus com- 
mitting himself. The Master's reply is "You shall share 
it," provided your love for me is supreme and your loyal- 
ty is without taint. He was willing to accept their love 
mixed with their ignorance, but first of all He wanted 
their love. He was getting back to the essentials — He 
was testing the sincerity of their love for Him. 

I am persuaded that the greatest need of the Church is 
to get back to the essentials of the gospel and offer to men, 
without mental reservation, a God who is able to meet 
their every need "through riches in glory by Christ Jesus." 
Every one is in quest of the mastery of the art of living. 
The church has the secret. If we obviously have the se- 
cret, the v\'orld will come in quest of it. We do not need 
more machinery, but we do need to go back to the essentials 
and get power to drive the machinery we now have built 
up. We do not need more whirring of the wheels, but the 
roar of power. 

If only in the spirit of utter dedication we could answer, 
"Lord, by thy grace we are able," we could carry the battle 
to the very gates and win this world for Christ. The 
Church must be brought once again to the place of a 
mighty fellowship, offering the privilege of service for 
Christ in heroic and adventurous endeavor, to bring this 
world "back to God." 

The day in which we live in many respects resembles 
the world that confronted the early church. Waking 
philosophers have rendered themselves important. Skep- 
ticism, infidelity, and practical materialism abound. Man 
has become the slave of the very machinery he has cre- 
ated. In blindness and confusion, the world is groping 
after a new social order. Europe is witnessing today the 
return to Caesar worship. The difference between the 
more ancient Caesar worship and that of today is that the 
former is a bit more picturesque. 

It is the duty of the Church to tell the world there is in 
Christ the sure Word of God, for lack of which the world 



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is perishing. The Church must be careful not to become 
panic-stricken. She must be careful not to declare her 
message in terms of defeat. Paul said, "We are perplexed, 
but not in despair." 

Man reaches out for something mightier than himself. 
Time is on the side of Christian faith. Someday men will 
discover that the price demanded by the totalitarian states 
is too much and that the boasted benefits of totalitarianism 
are not what they are claimed to be. 

The Christian Church has always appealed to the high- 
er elements in man. It has assumed a larger capacity for 
thought than its rivals have allowed. It has taught man 
to think and has lifted up the dignity and worth of the in- 
dividual. It has stood for the Saviourhood of Jesus and 
His ultimate supremacy. It has stood for the love of God 
the forgiveness of God, for human redemption, for social 
justice, economic righteousness, and the brotherhood of 
man, in the fatherhood of God through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. This testimony has not at all times been clear and 
her courage in the face of certain wrongs has not been 
all that could be desired. Nevertheless, the Church has 
stood for these things and she stands for them today. 

The age of dictators will pass and possibly sooner than 
some are disposed to think. Men are beginning to see 
that "man cannot live by bread alone." 

The disciples learned by bitter experience the meaning 
of absolute trust in God. They discovered that by the 
grace of God, they were able. Ignorance gave way to 
knowledge and faith in Christ made them triumphant. 
God can do anything with a man who depends utterly upon 
Him. 

These men who are to be consecrated this afternoon to 
the office of Bishop in The Methodist Church have known 
the meaning of great responsibilities. Today they enter 
upon a field of service peculiar to Methodism. They are 
to be set apart for a great and holy task — a task so great, 
and at times so delicate, as to require the utmost of body, 
mind, and spirit. What awaits them, God alone knows. 

In the fascinating story of the life of Whymper, the fa- 
mous mountain climber, there is an interesting account of 
achievement through co-operation. 

At one of the stations on the trail up the mountain, 
there lived a dwarf. He was a hunchback and was a poor, 
misshapen thing. It was his duty to attend to the needs 
of the climbers as they tarried for rest at the station be- 
fore making the final dash to the summit. The heights 
were not for him, because he simply was not equal to it. 
Everyone else had long since come to the same conclusion. 
The heights were not for the likes of him. 

But one day Whymper, the world renowned mountain 
climber, was guiding a small company of men up the moun- 
tain. They rested at the station before attempting to 
reach the summit. Whymper learned that it had been the 
desire of the poor hunchback some day to climb to the top 
of the mountain. His eyes shone and hope leaped into his 
soul. So Whymper bade him come and follow him and he 
would see him through. There were many tight and dif- 
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fail and he must give up. But when his strength was 
weakest, Whyniper was at his side. When he staggered 
and seemed about to fall, the great mountain climber put 
out his strong right hand. He struggled along and kept 
at it until they reached the summit. When the old moun- 
tain was beneath their feet the grateful hunchback fell at 
the feet of Whymper in a burst of gratitude and amaze- 
ment. The little fellow achieved because he did his best in 
co-operation with the great, strong man. 

The Methodist Church is now launched upon one of the 
most significant adventures in the history of the Christian 
centuries. In a very real sense our faces are toward the 
heights. Difficulties of which now we are ignorant un- 
doubtedly are in the offing and also our greatest achieve- 
ments for the Kingdom of God. 

Constitutional rights and privileges. Christian educa- 
tion, the redemption of this world from sin, sacred sen- 
timents and glorious loyalties, missionary enterprises, 
brotherhood, fellowship, youth looking hopefully and de- 
terminedly into the future, these and all other matters 
relating to the Kingdom are before us. 

Hear the Master say, "Are ye able to drink the cup?" 
O Methodist Church, "put on thy strength" and answer, 
"Lord — 'We are able' by thy gTace, if only Thou wilt be 
with us on the upward way." 

At the conclusion of the sermon, the Boston 
Seminary Singers sang Hymn 268, "Are Ye 
Able?" the Conference standing and joining in 
the singing of the last stanza. 

Bishop-elect James Henry Straughn was pre- 
sented for consecration by Dr. E. A. Sexsmith, 
President of the Maryland Conference, Methodist 
Protestant Church, and Dr. George R. Brown, of 
the North Carolina Conference, Methodist Prot- 
estant Church. 

Bishop-elect John Calvin Broomfield was pre- 
sented for consecration by Dr. T. LeRoy Hooper, 
(Consecration President of the Pittsburgh Conference, Method- 
ist Protestant Church, and Dr. C. L. Daugherty, 
of the Pittsburgh Conference, Methodist Prot- 
estant Church. 

The exhortation to the Bishops-elect was given 
by Bishop John M. Moore, who then led in prayer. 

Bishop Edwin H. Hughes then examined the 
Bishops-elect, using the questions in the Ritual 
Service of Consecration of a Bishop. 

The audience was requested to bow their heads 
in silent prayer, praying God's richest blessings 
upon those about to be consecrated Bishops. 

At the conclusion of the season of silent prayer 



Bishop-elect 
Straughn 
Presented 
for 
Consecration 



Bishop-elect 
Broomfield 
Presented 
for 



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Bishop Paul B. Kern led in the recital of Veni, 
Creator Spirittis. 

Bishop H. Lester Smith then led in prayer. 

At the conclusion of the prayer Bishop-elect 
James Henry Straughn was consecrated to the of- 
fice of Bishop in The Methodist Church by Bish- 
ops Edwin Holt Hughes, Adna Wright Leonard, 
and Paul Bentley Kern. 

Bishop-elect John Calvin Broomfield was then 
consecrated to the office of Bishop in The Method- 
ist Church by Bishops John Monroe Moore, H. 
Lester Smith, and Adna Wright Leonard. 

The Ritual prayers were offered by Bishop Kern. 

Bishop H. Lester Smith announced and the con- 
gregation joined in singing Hymn 164, "All Hail 
the Power of Jesus' Name." 

The Conference adjourned with the benediction 
pronounced by Bishop John M. Moore. 



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Adjournment 



MONDAY MORNING, MAY 1, 1939 



MAY 1 

Sixth Day 



The Conference was called to order at 8 :30 A.M. 
by Bishop John M. Moore, who introduced Bishop 
H. Lester Smith to lead the devotions of the morn- Morning 
ing. The Devotional Address of the morning was opening 
given by Bishop William C. Martin, who based his 
remarks on the praver of St. Paul found in Ephe- 
sians 3 : 14-19. 

At 9 A.M. Bishop Moore resigned the chair to 
Bishop Paul B. Kern for the business session. 

The Report of the Committee on Journal was Journal 
adopted, as follows : 

We have examined separately the Journal of Saturday 
morning's and Sunday afternoon's sessions and find them 
correct. 

Joseph D. Piper, Chainnan; 

John R. Kenney, Secretary. 

Report No. 3 of the Committee on Credentials committee . 
was presented by the Chairman, Earl R. Brown, 
Northeast Ohio, who moved that it be adopted 
without reading and published in the Daily Chris- 
tian Advocate. The motion, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed. For report, see Appendix, "Special Com- 
mittee Reports," page 830. 

Clarence M. Dannelly, Alabama, addressed the 
Conference on a question of high privilege, and 



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Morning 



Social Creed 



suggested the Conference quicken its pace of 
working. 

Leslie J. Lj^ons, Missouri, made important an- 
nouncements relative to speeding up the work of 
the Conference. 

Motion of Orien W. Fifer, Indiana, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed, that each General Standing 
Committee be given the privilege of deciding the 
hour of its meeting from day to day. 

William P. King, North Georgia, presented the 
following resolution: 

Whereas, we have no section in the Prospectus that has 
any reference to a Social Creed and to social and economic 
questions, and whereas a harmonization is necessary of 
the Disciplines of the three uniting Churches; therefore 
be it 

Resolved, That the Council of Bishops appoint a com- 
mittee of 18 in the 4-4-1 ratio of the three Uniting 
Churches, whose function it shall be to prepare and sub- 
mit to this Conference a Social Creed for the United 
Church. This Committee shall consist of an equal number 
of preachers and laymen. The Committee is to make a 
report to the Conference by May 8. 

Ernest W. Peterson, Oregon, spoke in opposi- 
tion to the resolution, stating that the matters 
involved should go to the General Standing Com- 
mittee on Membership and Temporal Economy. 

Lynn Harold Hough, New York East, on a ques- 
tion of privilege, requested a ruling from the 
Chair as to whether or not the resolution should 
go automatically to the above-mentioned Commit- 
tee. The Bishop ruled that it does not, unless a 
special motion is made placing it there. 

Nathan Newby, Pacific, moved, as an amend- 
ment, that the resolution be referred to the Gen- 
eral Standing Committee on Membership and 
Temporal Economy. The motion was duly sec- 
onded. 

Chester A. Smith, New York, moved as a fur- 
ther amendment that the report should include 
our position on some of the questions of the day, 
especially the resolution which he had offered 
at the beginning of the session. The Chair ruled 
this amendment out of order. 

The amendment of Nathan Newby was adopted. 
The resolution as amended was then adopted, and 
the matter referred to the General Standing Com- 
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Report No. 1 of the Committee of Reference 
was presented and adopted, as follows : 

COMMITTEE OF REFERENCE, REPORT NO. 1 

The communications of Bishops W. N. Ainsworth, Col- 
lins Denny, and H. M. DuBose, referred to the Commit- 
tee by the Uniting Conference, have been duly consid- 
ered and all properly answered. 

LuD H. EsTES, Chairman; 

C. W. Bates, Secretary. 

Calendar No. 1, Report No. 1 of the Committee committee on 

^ Super- 

annuate 



MAY 1 

Sixth Day 

Morning 

Committee of 
Reference, 
Report No. 1 



on Superannuate Support, printed on page 86 of 
the Daily Christian Advocate, was presented by 
Thomas S. Brock, New Jersey, Chairman of the 
Committee. Dr. Brock explained the provisions 
of the report and moved its adoption. The motion 
was dulj'' seconded. 

Francis R. Bayley, Baltimore, inquired if the 
words "unless dissolved as hereinafter provided," 
found at the end of Section 2, Paragraph 1304, 
of the printed report should not be omitted. The 
Chairman replied as follows in explanation : "This 
particular phrase is put in here in order to pro- 
tect the Methodist Protestant Church so that if 
they wish to dissolve that corporation they have 
the right to do it without waiting until General 
Conference legislation." 

George C. French, North Texas, moved that we 
consider the report section by section. The mo- 
tion was duly seconded, but did not prevail. 

Edward D. Kohlstedt, Dakota, moved to amend 
Paragraph 1303, Section 1, line 7 of the printed 
report by changing the expression "two Execu- 
tive Secretaries" to read "one or more Executive 
Secretaries." 

Charles V. Adams, Central Pennsylvania, sug- 
gested that it should read "one or two Executive 
Secretaries," and Dr. Kohlstedt accepted the sug- 
gestion. 

Fred B. Newell, New York East, spoke against 
the amendment. 

Willard G. Cram, Kentucky, moved to lay the 
amendment on the table. The Chair ruled that an 
amendment cannot be laid on the table. 

J. Edgar Skillington, Central Pennsylvania, 
moved the pending question. The motion, being 
duly seconded, prevailed. 

Dr. Brock spoke in favor of the report as print- 



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Morning 

Committee on 
Super- 
annuate 
Support, 
Report No. 1 



Committee on 
Conferences, 
Reports Nos. 
1 and 2 



Mrs. J. 
Premnath 
Das 
Introduced 



Order of the 
Day 



ed. The vote was taken on the Kohlstedt amend- 
ment. The amendment did not prevail, 

Frank W. Court, Upper Iowa, moved to insert 
in line 4, Paragraph 1307, of the printed report, 
the word "necessary" just before the word "ex- 
penses." The motion was duly seconded. 

J. Edgar Skillington, Central Pennsylvania, 
moved as an amendment that all after the word 
"denomination" should be stricken out, and there 
should be added after that word, "As provided for 
in — ," the blank to be filled by inserting the 
number of the paragraph which shall contain this 
provision when known. Dr. Court accepted this 
amendment. 

Arthur M, Wells, Illinois, spoke in favor of the 
report as presented by the Chairman. 

On a count vote of 450 for to 336 against, the 
Skillington amendment, accepted by Dr. Court, 
prevailed. 

Thomas S. Brock, Chairman, closed the debate 
for the Committee, 

The report as amended was then adopted. For 
report, see Appendix, "General Standing Com- 
mittees," page 642. 

John B. F. Yoak, Jr., Western Virginia, moved 
that the Rules be suspended in order that Reports 
1 and 2 of the Committee on Conferences, appear- 
ing in this morning's Daily Christian Advocate, 
might be taken up and acted on at this time. The 
motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Joseph M. M. Gray, Detroit, Chairman of the 
Committee on Courtesies, Privileges, and Intro- 
ductions, presented Mrs. J. Premnath Das, a dis- 
tinguished member of the Uniting Conference. 
Mrs. Das graduated from Goucher College, Balti- 
more, and then taught in Isabella Thoburn Col- 
lege, India. At the recent annual meeting of the 
Board of Governors she was elected President of 
the College, the first Indian woman to be thus 
honored. 

Motion of George W. Henson, Philadelphia, 
duly seconded, prevailed, making as the Order of 
the Day, after recess, the consideration of Reports 
1 and 2 of the Committee on Conferences. 

Bishop H. Lester Smith, Secretary of the 
Council of Bishops, and Lud H. Estes, Memphis, 
Secretary of the Uniting Conference, separately 



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presented the names of those who had been nomi- ^^'^ ^ 
nated to organize the Jurisdictional Conference ^''^'^" °^^ 
meetings, to be held tonight, and Leslie J. Lyons, Moming 
Missouri, announced the place of meetings. The '^"M^ti'ngs"*' 
nominations were approved, as follows : 

Northeastern Jurisdiction: Bishop Edwin H. Hughes; 
Secretary, Edgar R. Heckman; meeting place, Room 400. 

Southeastern Jurisdiction: Bishop U. V. W. Darling- 
ton; Secretary, C. W. Bates; meeting place, Grace and 
Holy Trinity Cathedral. 

Central Jurisdiction: Bishop Robert E. Jones; Secre- 
tary, R. N. Brooks; meeting place, Room 314. 

North Central Jurisdiction: Bishop E. L. Waldorf; 
Secretary, T. LeRoy Hooper; meeting place. Room 401. 

South Central Jurisdiction: Bishop A. Frank Smith; 
Secretary, J. N. R. Score; meeting place. Room 600. 

Western Jurisdiction: Bishop Titus Lowe; Secretary, 
Grover C. Emmons; meeting place. Room 311. 

J. L. Harman, Louisville, requested the Chair Parliamentary 
to make a ruling on the following matter: "Can i"«"'*"y 
an amendment to a motion or resolution be put on 
the table without carrying with it the whole mat- 
ter?" The Chair ruled that the Uniting Con- 
ference was governed by the Rules of Order in the 
Handbook, and in all matters not specifically pro- 
vided for we are governed by Robert's Rules of 
Order. Robert's Rules of Order, pages 10 and 55, 
show that an amendment cannot be laid on the 
table, because the process of laying an amendment 
on the table is virtually to close a debate. 

Various announcements were made and the Recess 
Conference recessed for ten minutes. 

At 10:40 A.M. the Conference resumed its ses- Reconvene 
sion, with Bishop Paul B. Kern in the chair. 

The Boston Seminary Singers presented "Let 
Thy Holy Spirit Come Unto Me," by Peter Tsche- 
snokoff, under the direction of Dr. James R, 
Houghton. Bishop Kern then led in prayer. 

The Conference had previously ordered that Ministry and 
additional members from the Foreign Field be AdmTnistra- 
added to the General Standing Committee on "**" 
Ministry and Judicial Administration, the nomi- 
nations to be made by those who had made the 
previous nominations for the General Standing 
Committees. The Conference confirmed the fol- 
lowing : 

Methodist Episcopal Church, South: Clerical, J. P. 
Bartak, Czechoslovakia, and Z. T. Kaung, China. Lay, 



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MAY 1 Y. C. Yang, China, and Mrs. J. P. Bartak, Czechoslovakia. 
Sixth Day Methodist Protestant Church: Lay, Mrs. W. E. Ham- 

Morning "^^^' North Carolina. 

Methodist Episcopal Church: Clerical, Theodor Arvid- 
son and Ferdinand Sigg, Europe. Lay, Paul P. Wiant, 
China, and Earle M. Rugg, India. 

^™ferences Calendar No. 2, Report No. 1 of the Committee 
Report No. 1 OH Conferences, page 104 of the Daily Christian 
Advoco.te, was presented by George W. Henson, 
Philadelphia, Chairman, who explained its pro- 
visions and moved its adoption. The motion was 
duly seconded. 

W. F. Bryan, Texas, moved as a substitute that 
the General Conference meet in 1941, and the 
motion was duly seconded. John T. Ellison, Ala- 
bama, spoke for the substitute; Elmer E. Collins, 
Montana State, against the substitute; Harold 
Paul Sloan, New Jersey, for the substitute ; A. P. 
Lyon, Louisville, against the substitute; Thomas 
S. Brock, New Jersey, for the substitute; Roy L. 
Smith, Southern California, against the substi- 
tute; George Mecklenburg, Northern Minnesota, 
for the substitute ; Nathan Newby, Pacific, against 
the substitute. 

Frank P. Culver, Central Texas, moved the 
previous question, and the motion was duly sec- 
onded. The previous question was ordered. 

At the request of Dr. Henson, J. N. R. Score, 
Central Texas, Chairman of the sub-committee 
handling the matter under consideration, closed 
the debate. The substitute of W. F. Bryan did 
not prevail. The report, printed on page 104 of 
the Daily Christian Advocate, was adopted. For 
report, see Appendix, "General Standing Com- 
mittees," page 420. 
Committee on Calendar No. 3, Report No. 2 of the Committee 
Report^No^.^2 on Coufercnces, page 104 of the Daily Christian 
Advocate, was presented by the Chairman, George 
W. Henson, Philadelphia, who moved its adop- 
tion. The motion was duly seconded. Dr. Henson 
requested common consent to insert after the 
words "place of," in the sixth line, the following : 
"and make the arrangements with the Local Com- 
mittee for." Common consent was granted, and 
the report was adopted as amended. For report, 
see Appendix, "General Standing Committees," 
page 420. Before the vote was taken Bishop Kern 



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called attention to Article II of Section I of the 
Plan of Union and asked if the Conference de- 
sired the Committee proposed to report back to 
the Uniting Conference in order that it may pro- 
ceed in line with your Plan of Union? Dr. Hen- 
son replied: "I think this body is actually carry- 
ing out that purpose by voting upon this resolu- 
tion." This explanation was accepted by the 
Conference, by common consent 

On motion of George C. Douglass, Troy, duly 
seconded, the following resolution was adopted : 

Resolved, That each Committee, in making its proposals 
for the future Methodist Church, state whether or not 
the proposals increase overhead; and if so, estimate the 
amount." 

The following resolution was presented by W. 
G. Cram, Kentucky, who moved its adoption. The 
motion was duly seconded. 

That the Editorial Committee, which is to prepare and 
edit the New Discipline of The Methodist Church, be in- 
structed to place in the New Discipline, in proper order, 
the matter that occurs in the Prospectus as follows: 

1. All the matter that occurs on pages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 
10, inclusive, which is the Plan of Union. 

2. The matter that occurs on pages 21, 22, and 23, in- 
clusive, which is the Articles of Religion.* 

3. The matter that occurs on pages 24 and 25, inclusive, 
which is the General Rules. 

4. The matter that occurs on pages 19 and 20, inclu- 
sive, which is the Historical Statement.f 

Henry M. Andrews, Alabama, called attention 
to the fact that in the Historical Statement, page 
19, middle of the second column, appeared this 
statement, "Dr. Coke then, with the assistance 
of several Presbyters, was consecrated a Bishop." 
This he stated was evidently an error. Bishop 
Edwin H. Hughes replied that this was true and 
that it had been corrected in the regular docu- 
ments of the Joint Commission. 

Henry M. Greenslit, Nebraska, asked a question 
about a certain date. The Editors of the Disci- 



MAY 1 

Sixth Day 

Morning 



Committee 
Reports 



Editing 
Discipline 



* Note the Cherrington substitute for the Taylor 
Amendment, which was adopted, concerning matters in 
this section. See page 229. — Editors. 

t For all matters referred to in Sections 2, 3, and 4 see 
Appendix. 



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MAY 1 

Sixth Day 

Morning 

Editing 
Discipline 



Vline, by common consent, were instructed to 
make all necessary historical corrections. 

Harry Van Antwerp, Troy, moved that the 
words "The following article is found in the Meth- 
odist Protestant Articles of Religion," found on 
page 23 of the Prospectios of the Discipline, sec- 
ond column, be stricken out. The motion was 
duly seconded. 

Thomas D. Ellis, South Georgia, raised the 
point of order that it was a part of the Plan of 
Union, and therefore could not be stricken out, as 
the Plan of Union had been constitutionally adopt- 
ed. Bishop Edwin H. Hughes stated that the 
Article mentioned had been placed where it was 
at the request of the Methodist Protestant breth- 
ren for information and as a witness of their 
stand and of the stand of Methodism down over 
the time of its history, and that it was not a part 
of the Plan of Union. 

Herbert J. Burgstahler, Upper Iowa, moved 
that the motion just made be made the first Order 
of the Day tomorrow morning after the report of 
the Committee on the Journal. The motion was 
duly seconded. 

M. A. Childers, West Texas, made the following 
point of order: "The whole question of whether 
or not that should be in the Discipline is out of 
order because Article HI of the Plan of Union 
says that the Articles of Religion shall be those 
historically held in common by the three Uniting 
Churches. Therefore if this last paragraph is 
not held in common by all three it cannot be put 
into our Articles of Religion by this Uniting 
Conference." 

The Chair ruled the point well taken and that 
the motion to postpone debate on the matter and 
the motion to strike out certain wording are au- 
tomatically therefore out of order. 

Dean Taylor, lowa-Des Moines, moved that the 
paragraph on page 23, now under discussion, be 
transferred to the Historical Section. The motion 
was duly seconded. The amendment was accepted 
by Dr. Cram. 

J. C. McPheeters, Pacific, spoke against the 
transposition of the paragraph. 

Grover C. Emmons, Pacific, made the point of 
order that we cannot transfer the paragraph to 



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another place in the Discipline, because it had ^^^ ^ 
been placed where it was in the Plan of Union. ^^^'^^ ^^^ 
The Chair ruled the point not well taken if "the Mommg 
verbiage as is here printed and as was an original ^oilcfpiine 
part of the original Plan of Union is simply trans- 
ferred without alteration." 

Ernest H. Cherrington, Ohio, moved the fol- 
lowing substitute for the Taylor motion: "That 
the footnote which appears at the end of the Ar- 
ticles of Religion in the Prospectus be placed at 
the end of the Articles of Religion in the Disci- 
pline of The Methodist Church with the statement 
that it was placed there by action of the Uniting 
Conference and not by the constitutional process 
by which the Articles of Religion for The Meth- 
odist Church were adopted." 

The substitute, duly seconded, prevailed. 

The motion of Dr. Cram, thus amended, was 
then adopted. 

G. C. Boswell, Central Texas, moved that the 
date of final adjournment be set for Sunday eve- 
ning. May 7. The motion did not prevail. 

Report No. 3 of the Committee on Rules, on mo- committee on 
tion of the Secretary, was ordered printed in the 
Daily Christian Advocate for action tomorrow. 

Motion of John F. Baggett, Tennessee, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed that we adjourn after the an- 
nouncements. Various announcements were made 
and the Conference adjourned with the benedic- 
tion pronounced by Bishop Cesar Dacorso Filho. 



Rules, 
Report No. 3 



Adjournment 



TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 1939 

The Conference convened at 8 :30 A.M. with may 2 
Bishop Adna W. Leonard in the chair. Bishop ^^^^"^^ °^^ 
Leonard announced that Bishop Clare Purcell Morning 
would be in charge of the morning worship service opening 
and that Bishop Charles W. Flint would bring 
the devotional address. 

Bishop Flint brought a timely message descrip- 
tive of "A Good Man," found in the first Psalm, 
centering his remarks about the key clause "In 
His law doth he meditate day and night." 

Bishop Leonard called the business session of 
the Conference to order at 9 A.M. 

The report of the Committee on Journal was Journal 
adopted, as follows : 



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Journal of the Uniting Conference 



MAY 2 

Seventh Day 

Morning 



Early 
Adjourn- 
ment 



Committee on 
Rules, 
Report No. 1 



Report No. 3 



Committee on 
Credentials, 
Report No. 4 



We have examined the Journal and find it correct. 
Joseph D. Piper, Chairman; 
John R. Kenney, Secretary. 

J. T. Ellison, Alabama, was recognized on a 
question of high personal privilege and moved 
that the words in lines 14 and 15, page 119, of 
the Daily Christian Advocate, column 3, in his 
speech of yesterday, be deleted. The motion, duly 
seconded, prevailed. 

Herbert J. Burgstahler, Upper Iowa, moved 
that we do now adjourn until tomorrow morning 
and go at once to the work of the General Stand- 
ing Committees. The motion was duly seconded. 

J. Edgar Skillington, Central Pennsylvania, 
raised the point of order that there were in the 
Daily Christian Advocate two reports that, under 
the order of business, should be considered at this 
time. The Bishop ruled the point of order well 
taken. ^ 

Report No. 1 of the Committee on Rules, page 
126 of the Daily Christian Advocate, was read by 
the Secretary. Dr. Skillington explained the re- 
port and moved its adoption. The motion, duly 
seconded, prevailed. For report, see Appendix, 
"Special Standing Committees," page 824. 

Report No. 3 of the same Committee was read 
by the Secretary. Dr. Skillington explained its 
provisions and moved its adoption. The motion, 
duly seconded, prevailed. For report, see Appen- 
dix, "Special Standing Committees," page 825. 

Earl R. Brown, Northeast Ohio, Chairman of 
the Committee on Credentials, presented Report 
No. 4 of the Committee, and moved that it be 
adopted without reading and published in the 
Daily Christian Advocate of tomorrow. The mo- 
tion, duly seconded, prevailed. For report see 
Appendix, "Special Standing Committees," page 
832. 

The following recommendation of the Commit- 
tee on Credentials, on motion of Earl R. Brown, 
Northeast Ohio, duly seconded, prevailed: 

The Committee on Credentials submits the following: 
recommendation : 

When an alternate, or reserve delegate, is seated in the 
Conference for from one to three days only, he shall 
occupy both the principal's seat in the Uniting Conference 
and be seated in the Committees to which the principal is 



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assigned, and the alternate, or reserve delegate, shall may 2 
receive the per diem allowance for the day or days ap- Seventh Day 
proved. Earl R. Brown, Chairman; 

Charles A. Robbins, Secretary. 



Morning 



Early 
Adjourn- 
ment 



Centenary of 
Frances E. 
Willard 



Herbert J. Burgstahler, Upper Iowa, renewed 
his motion that we do now adjourn and proceed 
to the work of the General Standing Committees. 
The motion was duly seconded. Dr. Burgstahler 
spoke to the motion. The Chair held the motion 
to adjourn in abeyance until James A, James, 
Rock River, could present a privileged resolu- 
tion, and also that some other miscellaneous mat- 
ters requiring action under our Rules of Order 
could be attended to. Dr. Burgstahler changed 
the wording of his motion so that the matters an- 
nounced by the Chair might be attended to before 
adjournment. 

On motion of James A. James, Rock River, duly 
seconded, the following was adopted : 

RECOGNITION BY WORLD METHODISM OF THE 

CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF 

FRANCES E. WILLARD 

In view of the fact that Frances E. Willard was an 
honored and faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church during her entire adult life, in view of the fact 
that she was one of the first five women to be elected as 
delegates to a General Conference; in view of the fact, 
further, that she is now recognized as one of the world's 
greatest leaders, it is thought fitting that The Methodist 
Church should be among the first to honor her memory. 
The resolution here presented implies the calling upon 
all of our schools, colleges, and universities to recognize 
this significant event, upon all Methodist churches to carry 
out appropriate programs on the Sunday nearest Septem- 
ber 28, which shall include exercises in the Church school 
and in the preaching services ; and the issuing of special 
editions of all church Advocates ; that this Uniting Con- 
ference go on record in support of the movement for the 
issuing, upon the order of the Post Master General, of 
special memorial Frances E. Willard centenary stamps. 

Arthur M. Wells, Illinois, moved, as an amend- Adjournment 
ment to the Burgstahler motion, that we adjourn 
at ten o'clock, instead of immediately. The 
amendment was accepted by Dr. Burgstahler. 

Willard G. Cram, Kentucky, and J. Edgar Skill- 
ington, Central Pennsylvania, spoke against the 
motion to adjourn. 

Arthur A. Callaghan, Maine, moved the pre- 
vious question on all that was before the Confer- 



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MAY 2 

Seventh Day 

Morning 



Frances E. 
Willard 



Rules 
Suspended 



Committee on 
Super- 
annuate 
Support, 
Report No. 2 



Committee on 
Missions, 
Report No. 1 



ence. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed, and 
the previous question was ordered. The motion 
to adjourn at ten o'clock did not prevail on being 
put to a vote. 

James A. James, Rock River, obtained common 
consent of the Conference to insert in his resolu- 
tion, previously adopted, relative to Frances E. 
Willard, a paragraph concerning the issuance of 
special memorial stamps by the Post Office De- 
partment. 

Motion of Nathan Newby, Pacific, duly second- 
ed, prevailed, that the rules be suspended that 
we might take up the Calendar and consider the 
reports appearing in today's issue of the Daily 
Christian Advocate. 

Calendar No. 4, Report No. 2 of the Committee 
on Superannuate Support, entitled "Permanent 
and Pension Fund," and appearing on page 127 of 
the Daily Christian Advocate, was presented by 
the Chairman, Thomas S. Brock, New Jersey. 
Dr. Brock explained the provisions of the report 
and moved its adoption. The motion, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed. For report, see Appendix, 
"General Standing Committees," page 645. 

Calendar No. 5, Report No. 1 of the Committee 
on Missions, entitled "The Board of Temperance" 
and appearing on page 127 of the Daily Chris- 
tian Advocate, was presented by the Chairman, 
John R. Mott, New York. Dr. Mott explained in 
detail the provisions of each Article and moved 
the adoption of the report. The motion was duly 
seconded. 

Daniel L. Marsh, New England, moved to 
amend Section III, Conference Boards, Article 1, 
on page 128 of the Daily Christian Advocate, by 
inserting after the word "Cabinet," in the second 
line, the words, "or otherwise, as the Conference 
may direct." This amendment was accepted by 
the Chairman. 

George C. French, North Texas, raised the 
point of order that the Conference was ignoring 
the action of yesterday which called for a careful 
estimate of overhead expenses to accompany each 
report where such was involved, and moved that 
we observe the rule. Bishop Leonard ruled that, 
in view of the action of yesterday, the report could 
not be received at this time. Dr. Mott stated that 



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the proposed legislation would not call for an in- ^^^ ^ 
crease in overhead. ^"^^'^'"« ^"" 

Francis R. Bayley, Baltimore, moved that we Earning 
suspend this particular rule at this time and *^"Mi?iio^. °" 
adopt the report under consideration. The mo- Report no. i 
tion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Report No. 1 of the Committee on Missions was 
then adopted. For report, see Appendix, "Gen- 
eral Standing Committees," page 547. 

On motion of Orien W. Fifer, Indiana, duly sec- 
onded, the following resolution was adopted : 

Resolved, That if and when Reports Nos. 6 and 7 on the 
Calendar, or Report No. 3 of the Committee on Confer- 
ences and Report No. 1 of the Committee on Membership 
and Temporal Economy, be adopted, the Secretary be au- 
thorized to change the term "District Elder" to whatever 
term this Conference may adopt when the report of the 
Committee on Ministry and Judicial Administration is 
presented concerning this title; this resolution, if adopted, 
to apply to all other reports which may carry the term 
"District Elder." 

Calendar No. 6, Report No. 3 of the Committee ^"c^nfer^nc^. 
on Conferences, entitled ''District Conferences" Report no. 3 
and found on page 128 of the Daily Christian Ad- 
vocate, was presented by George W. Henson, Phil- 
adelphia, Chairman. Dr. Henson explained the 
provisions of the report and moved that it be 
adopted. The motion was duly seconded. 

Leslie R. Burgum, North Dakota, raised the 
question that there seemed to be no provision for 
a presiding officer in case the District Superin- 
tendent should be absent. Dr. Henson asked that 
the Committee be granted common consent to add, 
at the close of paragraph 169 of the printed re- 
port, "If the District Superintendent be absent, 
the District Conference is authorized to elect a 
Chairman." Common consent was given for this 
amendment. 

A. Wesley Pugh, North Indiana, moved to 
amend Paragraph 175 of the printed report by 
adding in line 3, after the words "suitable candi- 
dates," the words "for acceptance as Accepted 
Supply Pastors." This amendment was accepted 
by Dr. Henson for the Committee. 

Thomas D. Ellis, South Georgia, inquired if 
there would be any provision made for licensing 
local preachers if no District Conference were 



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Conferences" 



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MAY 2 

Seventh Day 



Committee on 
Conferences, 



held. Chairman Henson stated that this would 
be taken care of in a later report under "Quar- 
terly Conferences." 
-.„......,..„ Charles MacCaughey, Pacific Northwest, raised 

Report"N<r3 the question as to whether or not this was new 
c^'n?e?lnces" legislation, because it considered the question of 
Accepted Supply Pastors. Dr. Henson stated that 
the term "Accepted Supplies" appeared many 
times in the Discipline of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church and there would be no reason why it 
should not be placed here. The Chair asked if 
there were any objections to this being received 
as suggested by Dr. Henson. There were none, 
and by common consent the explanation of Dr. 
Henson was accepted. 

Samuel C. Rice, Kentucky, offered the follow- 
ing as a substitute for Paragraph 177 of the print- 
ed report : 

Before the ballot for the license of an applicant is 
taken, he must present written answers to the following: 
questions, namely: 

1. Will you abstain from the use of tobacco and other 
indulgences which may injure your influence? 

2. Are you in debt so as to interfere with your work 
in the ministry? 

The motion, duly seconded, did not prevail. 

Edward R. Stafford, Ohio, moved to amend 
Paragraph 172 of the printed report by adding, 
"Such called sessions of the District Conference 
may be held at the time and place of the Annual 
Conference session." The motion was duly sec- 
onded. Chairman Henson stated that the District 
Elder shall fix the date of the District Conference, 
"and that means also the special sessions doubt- 
less that he is to call, and he could call one if he 
sees fit at the Annual Conference." The proposed 
amendment, duly seconded, being put, was not 
adopted. 

Edgar T. Welch, Erie, stated that the matter 
of elections provided for in Paragraph 171 was 
also being considered by a subcommittee of the 
General Standing Committee on Membership and 
Temporal Economy, and moved that the matter be 
referred to a conference of the two committees 
involved for action. The motion, seconded by 
George W. Henson, prevailed. 

Francis R. Bayley, Baltimore, moved the pre- 



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vious question. The motion, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed and the previous question was ordered. 
Chairman Henson closed the debate for the com- 
mittee and asked common consent, which was 
granted, to make the following minor changes 
for clarification: In Paragraph 170, after the 
word "superannuated," add the words "or re- 
tired." In the same paragraph let the wording re- 
lating to "Church School Superintendents" be 
"Church School Superintendent from each church 
in the charge." The report was then adopted, 
with the understanding that Paragraph 171 was 
referred for conference, as previously acted upon. 
For report, see Appendix, "General Standing 
Committees," page 420. 

Calendar No. 7, Report No. 1 of the Commit- 
tee on Membership and Temporal Economy, 
printed on pages 128 and 129 of the Daily Chris- 
tian Advocate, and entitled "The Local Church," 
was presented by the Chairman, W. F. Bryan, 
Texas. Dr. Bryan stated that there would be no 
overhead expense with reference to this report. 
He explained its provisions and moved its adop- 
tion. The motion was duly seconded. 

John Q. Schisler, North Arkansas, moved to 
amend Paragraph 426, third line, by deleting the 
words "eighteen years old and over." The motion 
was duly seconded and Dr. Schisler spoke to the 
motion. 

J. C. McPheeters, Pacific, spoke against the 
amendment. 

Joseph M. M. Gray, Detroit, spoke in favor of 
the amendment. The Schisler amendment to de- 
lete was adopted. 

Robert S. Satterfield, Oklahoma, requested an 
interpretation of Paragraph 431, beginning of 
line 7, asking, "Does this take away or interfere 
in any way with the duties of the stewards?" 
Chairman Bryan replied, "It does not." 

Oscar T. Olson, Northeast Ohio, moved to 
amend Paragraph 430 by adding after the words 
"the stewards," in line 5, the words "the leaders" 
and add the words "and where desired, the direc- 
tor of music" after the words "the director of re- 
ligious education" in lines 6 and 7. The motion 
was duly seconded, but the amendment was ac- 
cepted by Chairman Bryan. 



MAY 2 

Seventh Day 

Morning 

Committee on 
Conferences, 
Report No. 3 
— "District 
Conferences" 



Committee on 
Membership 
and 

Temporal 
Economy, 
Report No. 1 
— "The Local 
Church" 



236 Journal of the Uniting Conference 

MAY 2 gy common consent the time was extended to 

Seventh Day complete this item of business and the hearing of 

Morning announcements before recess. 
^Xmwship W. C. Perkins, Pittsburgh, raised a question in 
Tern oral I'Ggard to Paragraph 429. Dr. Perkins stated that 
El:"nomy. the Prospectus contained four items while the 
— "Th^eLoca\ pi'inted report contained only three, and asked if 
Church" the item omitted, relative to the election of An- 
nual Conference delegates and Church officers, 
had been provided for elsewhere. Chairman 
Bryan assured him that it had. 

George W. Henson, Philadelphia, moved to 
amend Paragraph 437 of the printed report by 
adding at the close of the paragraph the words 
"except where otherwise authorized by the Quar- 
terly Conference." The amendment was accepted 
by Chairman Bryan. 

Sanford W. Corcoran, Pittsburgh, moved to 
amend Paragraph 430, last sentence, by changing 
the language to read as follows : "The Chairman 
shall be the pastor or, if the Board desires, it may 
elect the Chairman. The Board shall also elect 
a Secretary and a Treasurer." The motion was 
duly seconded. 

Costen J. Harrell, Tennessee, spoke in favor of 
the report as presented. 

William F. Quillian, South Georgia, moved that 
the amendment lie on the table, and the motion, 
duly seconded, prevailed. 

James W. Engle, West Virginia, moved to 
amend Paragraphs 434 and 436 by changing the 
word "twenty-one" to "eighteen" in each separate 
paragraph. 

Costen J. Harrell, Tennessee, spoke against the 
proposed amendment, explaining the paragraph as 
printed. 

The amendment was not adopted. 

J. C. McPheeters, Pacific, moved to amend 
Paragraph 426 by adding after the words "An- 
nual Meeting" at the close of the fifth line the 
words "The Quarterly Conference may establish 
an age limit for membership in this meeting when 
desired." The motion, duly seconded, did not pre- 
vail. 

Benjamin W. Meeks, Baltimore, moved to 
amend Paragraph 431, line three, by changing 



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the word "or" to "and." The motion, duly sec- 
onded, did not prevail. 

Edward D. Kohlstedt, Dakota, moved the pre- 
vious question on all that was before the Confer- 
ence. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed, and 
the previous question was ordered. 

The report was adopted as amended. For re- 
port, see Appendix, "General Standing Commit- 
tees," page 509. 

Various announcements were made and the 
Conference stood at recess at 10 :40 A.M. 

At 10:50 A.M. Bishop Leonard called the Con- 
ference to order. 

The Seminary Singers of Boston University, 
under the direction of Dr. James R. Houghton, 
presented a negro spiritual, "Climbing Up the 
Mountain, Children." 

Calendar No. 8, Report No. 1 of the Committee 
on Ministry and Judicial Administration, printed 
on page 129 of the Daily Christian Advocate and 
entitled "Number of Bishops in Jurisdictional 
Conferences," was presented by Orien W. Fifer, 
Indiana, Chairman. Dr. Fifer explained the pro- 
visions of the report and moved its adoption. The 
motion, duly seconded, prevailed. For report, see 
Appendix, "General Standing Committees," page 
457. 

Calendar No. 9, Report No. 2 of the Committee 
on Ministry and Judicial Administration, printed 
on pages 129 and 130 of the Daily Christian Advo- 
cate and entitled "The Judicial Council," was 
presented by the Chairman, Orien W. Fifer, In- 
diana. Dr. Fifer requested Francis R. Bayley, 
Baltimore, Chairman of the subcommittee, to rep- 
resent the Committee in presenting the report. 

Dr. Bayley called attention to a typographi- 
cal error in Paragraph 301. In line 10, immedi- 
ately following the word "nominees," should be 
inserted the words "or from such other nomi- 
nees." Dr. Bayley explained, in detail, the pro- 
visions of the report and moved its adoption. 

George C. French, North Texas, raised the 
point of order that, according to Article VII of 
the Plan of Union, page 10 of the Prospectus, 
there is a provision that no new legislation may 
be enacted at this Uniting Conference, and that 



MAY 2 

Seventh Day 

Morning 

Committee on 
Membership 
and 

Temporal 
Economy, 
Report No. 1 
— "The Local 
Church" 



Recess 
Reconvene 



Seminary- 
Singers 



Committee on 
Ministry and 
Judicial Ad- 
ministration, 
Report No. 1 
■ — "Bishops 
in Jurisdic- 
tional Con- 
ferences" 



Committee on 
Ministry and 
Judicial Ad- 
ministration, 
Report No. 2 
—"The Judi- 
cial Council" 



238 



Journal of the Uniting Conference 



MAY 2 

Seventh Day 

Morning 

Committee on 
Ministry and 
Judicial Ad- 
ministration, 
Report No. 2 
— "The Judi- 
cial Council" 



Dr. Bayley had stated that Paragraph 309 was a 
new provision in the report of the Committee, 
growing out of the fact that we would soon be 
operating under Jurisdictional Conferences. 

Dr. Bayley replied that the basis of this legis- 
lation was already in the Discipline of the Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church, South, and that it was 
clearly within the power of this body to adapt it 
to the use of The Methodist Church. 

After this explanation by Dr. Bayley, the Chair 
ruled the point of order, raised by Dr. French, to 
be out of order. 

Chester A. Smith, New York, disagreeing with 
the ruling of the Chair, appealed to the Confer- 
ence. On a standing vote the ruling of the Chair 
was overwhelmingly sustained. 

Lynn Harold Hough, New^ York East, and 
Thomas D. Ellis, South Georgia, both spoke in 
favor of the report. 

Chester A. Smith, New York, spoke against the 
report and moved to amend it at three different 
places, as follows : 

I move to amend the report as follows: 

1. By striking out of Paragraph 301, the second sub- 
division thereof, the words, "The Council of Bishops shall 
nominate by a majority vote of the effective Bishops twen- 
ty traveling elders and sixteen lay members of the church 
and from such nominees or from such other nominees as 
may be named from the floor of the conference, without 
discussion," and inserting in their place the following: 
"Nominees for the Judicial Council shall be made, wath- 
out discussion, from the floor of the Conference, and from 
such nominees," and by striking out in the eleventh line 
of that subdivision the word "five" and inserting in place 
thereof the word "four," and by striking out in the twelfth 
line of said second subdivision the word "four" and in- 
serting the word "five," so that the first sentence of said 
second subdivision shall read: "Nominees for the Judicial 
Council shall be made, without discussion, from the floor of 
the Conference, and from such nominees the General Con- 
ference shall elect, by ballot, and without discussion, five 
traveling elders and four lay members, and from the re- 
maining nominees the General Conference shall elect by 
separate ballot four traveling elders and five lay members 
as alternate members of the Judicial Council." 

2. From Paragraph 312, the third subdivision, strike 
out the words "The Council of Bishops" in the first line, 
and insert in place thereof the words "The Secretary of 
the Conference." 

Leslie R. Burgum, North Dakota, raised the 
point of order, after the first amendment had 



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been offered, that its provisions are not contained 
in any of the Disciplines of the three Churches, 
and therefore is out of order because it lacks 
harmonization. 

The Chair ruled the point not well taken, on the 
ground that the report of the Committee itself is 
before the body and any member may offer the 
amendment which is proposed, the Conference 
itself being the judge of the final disposition of 
the offered amendment. 

The motion to amend was duly seconded and 
Mr. Smith spoke to the question before the Con- 
ference. 

George A. Fowler, Rock River, moved that the 
proposed amendments lie on the table. 

Daniel L. Marsh, New England, raised the point 
of order that our Rules of Order give to anybody 
who wishes to speak on the opposite side the right 
to do so before debate is shut off. The Chair ruled 
the point well taken. 

George H. Lamar, Baltimore, spoke against the 
amendments. 

Arthur A. Callaghan, Maine, moved the pre- 
vious question. The motion, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed, and the previous question was ordered. 

Francis R. Bayley, as Chairman in charge of 
the report, closed the debate. The Smith amend- 
ments were not adopted. The report was then 
adopted. For report, see Appendix, "General 
Standing Committees," page 457. 

Bishop Leonard requested the privilege of the 
house for Bishop James Cannon, Jr., who made 
the following statement: 

STATEMENT BY BISHOP CANNON 

Mr. Chairman and brethren of the Uniting Conference 
of The Methodist Church: I have received word from my 
son. Dr. James Cannon of Duke University, that another 
son, David P. Cannon of Arlington, Va., was being brought 
to Duke University Hospital for treatment for gastric 
ulcer of the stomach, from which a severe hemorrhage 
had already resulted. 

As my son Dr. Wallace B. Cannon died very suddenly a 
few years ago from a similar gastric ulcer, I am com- 
pelled to decide that my duty constrains me to leave the 
Conference and go to Durham. 

I am constrained to make another statement before 
leaving the Conference: On May 16, 1938, there appeared 
in the widely circulated, illustrated paper Life, this state- 
ment: "In Birmingham, over the protest of its bigoted 



MAY 2 

Seventh Day 

M(xming 

Committee on 
Ministry and 
Judicial Ad- 
ministration, 
Report No. 2 
—"The Judi- 
cial Council" 



Statement of 
Bishop 
James 
Cannon, Jr. 



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MAY 2 

Seventh Day 

Morning 

Statement of 
Bishop 
James 
Cannon, Jr. 



Bishop James Cannon, Jr., and many other irreconcilables 
the Quadrennial General Conference of the M. E. Church, 
South, voted to end the slavery-born split of American 
Methodism." 

I received numerous letters and personal denunciations 
of this libelous statement, but up to this time I have made 
no reply. My brethren who have been associated with me 
in the General Conferences of the Church for over thirty 
years know my record. 

In 1914, at the Oklahoma City General Conference, I 
offered the amendment which smoothed the way for the 
appointment of the first Commission on Unification. In 
1918, as chairman of the Commission on Church Relations, 
I advocated the continuation of that Commission. As 
a member of that Commission I, with Bishop Edgar Blake 
as co-chairman of a subcommittee which met in Richmond, 
worked out a Plan of Union which was adopted by the 
Joint Commission and became the basis of the Plan which 
was voted upon in 1924 and 1925. 

When it became evident that, while the Chattanooga 
General Conference of our Church had given the consti- 
tutional majority, it was possible that the Annual Confer- 
ence might not ratify, I was requested to be the chairman 
of a committee to advocate ratification and by most stren- 
uous efforts, while the constitutional majority was not 
given, an actual majority of 420 was secured. 

Concerning the present plan of Unification, the fact is 
that I have stated most unequivocally that I favored the 
Plan, but in order that there might be no opportunity for 
successful obstruction in the Civil Courts, I urged that 
any possible legal complication be thoi'oughly considered 
by the Judicial Council. 

I have most earnestly advocated Unification since the 
General Conference of my Church in 1910. It was one 
of the great moments of my life when I faced this great 
Conference and announced Charles Wesley's great hymn, 
"0 for a Thousand Tongues to Sing," and recognized that 
there were more than one thousand tongues of dele- 
gates. Bishops, and alternates of United Methodism to 
sing that hymn. 

It is with great regret that I must leave before the Con- 
ference adjourns. 

May I say to you, my brethren, I fully realize that there 
will be difficulties in making some adjustments, but not 
more difficulties than we have had in each of our three de- 
nominations. 

My brethren, patience and brotherly love will be ef- 
fective oil! 

And now, I commend you to God and to the word of His 
grace, which is able to build you up and give you an in- 
heritance among all them that are sanctified. 

God bless you, one and all ! 

The Conference and visitors rose and applaud- 
ed. Bishop Leonard replied appropriately and 
called upon Bishop Herbert Welch to offer prayer. 
Bishop Welch prayed God's richest blessings upon 
Bishop Cannon and his loved ones. 



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Clarence M. Dannelly, Alabama, was recognized 
on a question of high personal privilege and stated 
that the article appearing in the local morning 
paper under the caption "Delegates from Dixie 
Win Skirmishes at Conference" was misleading 
in its implications and not in harmony with the 
facts, as the members of the Uniting Conference 
were all working wholeheartedly for the welfare 
of The Methodist Church. 

Bishop James H. Straughn, in behalf of the 
delegates from the Methodist Protestant Church, 
also protested that there was no intent or pur- 
pose on the part of the Methodist Protestant 
group to form a bloc with any other group in the 
Uniting Conference. 

Bishop Leonard announced and the members of 
the Conference stood and all joined heartily in 
singing the first stanza of "Blest Be the Tie That 
Binds." 

Roy L. Smith, Southern California, having pre- 
viously voted for, moved a reconsideration of 
Calendar No. 7, Report No. 1 of the Committee on 
Membership and Temporal Economy, for the pur- 
pose of offering a simple amendment. The mo- 
tion, duly seconded, prevailed. Dr. Smith then 
offered the following amendment: Paragraph 431, 
beginning of line 3 to end of first sentence should 
read "Board, on joint call of the pastor and the 
Chairman, or on written petition of fifteen per 
cent of the membership of said Board." The mo- 
tion being duly seconded. Dr. Smith spoke to his 
proposed amendment. 

Fred D. Stone, Rock River, spoke in opposition 
to the amendment. 

On being put to a vote, the Smith amendment 
was not adopted. The original report was then 
adopted. For report, see Appendix, "General 
Standing Committees," page 509. 

Willard G. Cram, Kentucky, raised a question 
concerning the legality of a portion of an action 
taken by the Uniting Conference on April 29, re- 
corded on page 98, column 3 of the Daily Chris- 
tian Advocate, whereby the matter of assigning 
Bishops to residences was referred to the Commit- 
tee on Ministry and Judicial Administration. Dr. 
Cram now moved that the matter be referred to 
the Committee on Judiciary for a decision. The 



MAY 2 

Seventh Day 

Morniny 
C. M. Dannelly 



Committee on 
Membership 
and 

Temporal 
Economy, 
Report No. 1 
Reconsidered 



Assigning 
Bishops to 
Residences 
Referred to 
Committee 



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MAY 2 

Seventh Day 



Morning 



Report of 
Committee 



motion being duly seconded, Dr. Cram spoke to 
his motion. 

Fred D. Stone, Rock River, seconding the mo- 
tion, spoke in favor of the reference. The Cram 
motion to refer the matter prevailed. 

^^^^^^^^ The Committee on Presiding Officers presented 

on"p"residing their rcport and it was adopted, as follows : 

Officers 

COMMITTEE OF NINE TO SELECT PRESIDING OF- 
FICERS, REPORT No. 3 

Your committee presents the following selections for 
Presiding Officers: Thursday, May 4, Bishop E. G. Rich- 
ardson; Friday, May 5, Bishop Arthur J. Moore; Satur- 
day, May 6, Bishop E. L. Waldorf; Monday, May 8, Bishop 
A. Frank Smith. Levi P. Goodwin, Chairman; 

W. A. Shelton, Secretary. 

Night Session Motion of the Secretary, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed that when we adjourn it be to meet in the 
Music Hall at 8 p.m. in harmony with previous 
action making the presentation of the pageant 
"The Spreading Word," and presented by the Pub- 
lishing Houses of the three uniting Churches, an 
official session of the Conference. 

Telegram from xhc Secretary read the following telegram from 
DobbT' Bishop Hoyt M. Dobbs: 

Sanatoi-ium, Miss., May 1, 1939. 
Dr. Lud H. Estes, Auditorium. 

Please express to my colleagues and to the Conference 
my grateful thanks and appreciations. I am with you in 
thought, purpose, and affections. My prayer is for the 
highest and happiest consummation of union. 

Hoyt M. Dobbs. 



Deceased 

Members 



Announce- 
ments 



Adjournment 



The Secretary of the Conference was instructed 
to send messages of sympathy to the families of 
those delegates who had died before the conven- 
ing of the Conference, provided he was given cor- 
rect names and addresses. The name of Mrs. 
Dan Brummitt was included in the list, by com- 
mon consent. 

Various announcements were made. Bishop 
Leonard requested that we have a moment of rev- 
erent quiet, after which he pronounced the bene- 
diction and the Conference adjourned. 



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TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 2, 1939 

Pursuant to adjournment, the Conference con- 
vened at 8 P.M. in the Music Hall for the purpose 
of witnessing the presentation of the pageant 
"The Spreading Word" sponsored by the Publish- 
ing Houses of the three uniting Churches. 

Briefly, this was "A Pageant of the People 
Called Methodist — They of a Thousand Books and 
Two," celebrating the Sesquicentennial of the 
Publishing House of the Church. More than 250 
men and women, old and young, took part in pre- 
senting the pageant in four Episodes, as follows : 

Episode I. The Organization of American Methodism. 
The Christmas Conference — Lovely Lane Chapel, Balti- 
more, Maryland, December 24, 1784-January 3, 1785. 

Episode II. A Methodist Publishing House Is Author- 
ized by the Conference of 1789 at Wesley Chapel (John 
Street Church) in New York. 

Episode III. Presentation of the Conference Address to 
President Washington, June 1, 1789. The scene takes 
place at the President's House on Franklin Square, New 
York. 

Episode IV. The First Book Room. 43 Fourth Street, 
between Race and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, 1789. 

Following the Episodes moving pictures were 
introduced showing the circuit rider on his 
rounds, printing processes of a century ago and 
those now in general use in our several printing 
plants. As a grand finale the roll of active Pub- 
lishing Agents and Editors of the Uniting Church- 
es was called and those present responded and 
took their places on the platform. 

The Conference then adjourned with the bene- 
diction pronounced by Bishop William F. Ander- 
son. 



MAY 2 

Seventh Day 

Evening 
Opening 



'A Pageant of 
the People 
Called 
Methodist" 



Adjournment 



WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 3, 1939 

The Conference was called to order at 8 : 30 A.M. 
by Bishop Urban V. W. Darlington. The Bishop 
announced that Bishop Charles L. Mead would be 
in charge of the worship service and that Bishop 
A. Frank Smith would bring the devotional ad- 
dress of the morning. 

Bishop Smith addressed the Conference on 
"The Christian Grace of Gratitude," basing his 
remarks on Colossians 3 : 15 and 17. 



MAY 3 
Eighth Day 

Morning 
Opening 



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MAY 3 

Eighth Day 

Morning 
Journal 



Bishop Darlington called the Conference to or- 
der for the business session at 9 A.M. 

The report of the Committee on Journal was 
presented and adopted, as follows : 



We have separately examined the journal of yesterday 
morning and last evening and found both correct. 

Joseph D. Piper, Chairman; 
John R. Kenney, Secretary. 



Committee on 
Credentials, 
Report No. 5 



Flowers in 
Memory of 
Bishop 
Mouzon 



Committee on 
Conferences, 
Report No. 3 
Referred 



The Press 



Earl R. Brown, Northeast Ohio, Chairman of 
the Committee on Credentials, presented Report 
No. 5 and moved its adoption without reading, 
the report to be published in the Daily Christian 
Advocate of tomorrow. The motion, duly second- 
ed, prevailed. For report, see Appendix, "Special 
Standing Committees," page 833. 

It was announced that the large bouquet of 
beautiful white flowers on the left of the platform 
had been placed there in memory of Bishop Ed- 
win DuBose Mouzon, by his former students in 
Southwestern University. 

Bishop Darlington led in an appropriate prayer 
in memory of the work and influence of Bishop 
Mouzon. 

A. Wesley Pugh, North Indiana, moved that 
Paragraph 177, Report No. 3 of the Committee on 
Conferences, Calendar No. 6, adopted May 2, 
1939, be made to conform to whatever report is 
adopted from the Committee on Ministry and 
Judicial Administration relating to the same sub- 
ject. 

George W. Henson, Philadelphia, stated that 
the matter was being considered by the several 
committees. 

Nathan Newby, Pacific, moved that the matter 
be referred to the newly created Special Standing 
Committee of Chairmen of General Standing 
Committees. The motion, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed. 

Costen J. Harrell, Tennessee, presented the fol- 
lowing resolution, which was adopted : 



Resolved, That we hereby express our apprecia- 
tion for the courteous reporting by the daily papers of 
Kansas City of the proceedings of this Uniting Confer- 
ence. While we regret an article appearing in yester- 



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day's paper, we wish to record our sincere appreciation 
of the just and considerate publicity as a whole. 

Earl G. Hamlett, 
C. M. Dannelly, 

COSTEN J. HARRELL. 



MAY 3 

Eighth Day 

Aloririiifi 



Sympathy to 
Samuel H. 
Clark 



Recognition of 
Subcommit- 
teenien 



J. Edgar Washabaugh, Newark, under a ques- 
tion of privilege, told of the great sorrow wiiich 
had come to Samuel H. Clark, lay delegate of the 
Newark Conference, in the sudden death of his 
brother and mother-in-law since the convening 
of the Uniting Conference; of his making air- 
plane trips to both funerals; and that he was 
present at his post of duty in his delegation this 
morning. Dr. Washabaugh moved that the Unit- 
ing Conference express to Brother Clark our 
deepest sympathy and commend him for his loyal- 
ty and love for The Methodist Church. The mo- 
tion, duly seconded, prevailed unanimously. Bish- 
op Edwin H. Hughes, at the request of Bishop 
Darlington, prayed God's richest blessings upon 
Brother Clark and his loved ones. 

Charles MacCaughey, Pacific Northwest, moved 
that we recognize the faithful services of some 
thirty subcommittee members present, for their 
arduous work in helping to prepare the Pi'ospec- 
tus of the Discipline, and that they be granted 
seats on the main floor of the Auditorium, without 
the power to vote or debate. The motion, duly 
seconded, prevailed. 

Arthur A. Callaghan, Maine, Chairman of the Enabling Acts 
Committee on Enabling Acts and Legal Forms, 
presented the following recommendation : 

Your Committee on Enabling Acts and Legal Forms 
recommends that each of the regular Standing Commit- 
tees of this Uniting Conference be requested to prepare 
proper Enabling Acts to take care adequately of its in- 
terests between the date of the adjournment of this Con- 
ference and the completing of the cycle of organization 
of General Boards and interests following the initial 
meetings of the several Jurisdictional Conferences. 

A. A. Callaghan, Chairman; 

W. M. Alexander, Secreta^-y. 

On motion of Thomas D. Ellis, South Georgia, 
duly seconded, the recommendation was adopted. 

William F. Quillian, South Georgia, presented 
the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the Uniting Conference requests the 
Committee on Rules to make a recommendation as to a 



Resolution 
Referred to 
Committee 
on Rules 



246 



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MAY 3 

Eighth Day 

Morning 



Amendment 
Laid on 
Table 



Rules 

Suspended 



Rescind 



correct and uniform term to be used in addressing the 
Chair; and that this recommendation be made as early as 
possible. 

The resolution, being duly seconded, was adopt- 
ed and referred to the Committee on Rules. 

Lud H. Estes, Memphis, presented the follow- 
ing amendment to Rule 27 and moved its refer- 
ence to the Committee on Rules: 

When an amendment is offered to a report of any of 
the eight General Standing Committees, the Chair shall 
ascertain if the proposed amendment had previously been 
offered in any of the meetings of the Standing Committee, 
or its subcommittee. If the proposed amendment had 
previously been presented in committee meetings and 
voted down, the Chair shall declare the proposed amend- 
ment out of order. 

On motion of Daniel L. Marsh, New England, 
duly seconded, the amendment was laid on the 
table. 

M. A. Childers, West Texas, moved that the 
Rules be suspended in order that we might take 
up the Calendar. The motion, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed. 

J. Edgar Skillington, Central Pennsylvania, 
spoke with reference to the danger of adopting 
reports taken from the Calendar under the sus- 
pension of the Rules and moved that we adjourn 
and go into committee work. 

Paul M. Hillman, Nebraska, made the point of 
order that Dr. Skillington's motion was out of 
order, as he had made the motion after he had 
made his speech. The Chair ruled the point of 
order well taken. 

E. M. Sweet, Jr., Pacific, moved that we do now 
adjourn and go into committee work. The mo- 
tion, duly seconded, did not prevail. 

Nathan Newby, Pacific, presented the follow- 
ing: 

Resolved, That the resolution requiring each commit- 
tee to furnish with each report a statement as to whether 
or not the report, if adopted, will increase the overhead 
expense, be and the same is hereby rescinded. 

The motion was seconded and Judge Newby 
spoke to the motion to rescind. 

George C. Douglass, Troy, spoke against the 
motion to rescind. 



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J. W, Moore, Virginia, moved to lay Judge New- 
by's motion on the table. The motion, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed. 

Orien W. Fifer, Indiana, moved that we recon- 
sider the action taken on Monday, May 1, where- 
by "each committee" in making its proposals for 
the future Methodist Church state whether or 
not the proposals increase overhead, etc. The 
motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Dr. Fifer then moved that the matter be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Rules, and the motion, 
duly seconded, prevailed. 

Calendar No. 10, Report No. 4 of the Committee 
on Conferences, printed on pages 160 and 161 of 
the Daily Christian Advocate and entitled "The 
General Conference," was presented by George 
W. Henson, Philadelphia, Chairman, who ex- 
plained its provisions and moved its adoption. 
The motion was duly seconded. 

Charles V. Adams, Central Pennsylvania, pro- 
posed the following addition to Section II, Para- 
graph 102: "except that in an Annual Confer- 
ence, meeting within sixty days prior to the open- 
ing of a General Conference, said Annual Confer- 
ence may elect its delegates at any session, special 
or otherwise, within fourteen months immediate- 
ly preceding the General Conference." The mo- 
tion was duly seconded and Dr. Adams spoke to 
the question. 

Francis R. Bayley, Baltimore, moved that the 
Adams amendment be referred back to the Com- 
mittee for their consideration. The motion, duly 
seconded, did not prevail. 

The Adams amendment, on being put to a vote, 
did not prevail. 

L. A. Harrell, South Georgia, moved to amend 
Paragraph 101, line 5, by substituting the word 
"majority" for "major." Chairman Henson ac- 
cepted the proposed amendment. 

George C. French, North Texas, moved to 
amend Section I, Paragraph 101, by inserting in 
line 7, after the word "members," the words "all 
of whom shall be elected by ballot and by major- 
ity vote." Chairman Henson accepted this pro- 
posed amendment. 

Robert N. Brooks, North Carolina, proposed an 



MAY 3 

Eighth Day 

Mornvnu 
Reconsider 



Committee on 
Conferences, 
Report No. 4 
— "The Gen- 
eral Confer- 
ence" 



248 



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MAY 3 

Eighth Day 

Morning 

Committee on 
Conferences, 
Report No. 4 
—"The Gen- 
eral Confer- 
ence" 



Committee on 
Education, 
Report No. 1 
■ — "General 
Orzani- 
zation" 



amendment to Section IV, Paragraph 108, Article 
2, by substituting "1940" for "beginning with 
such year." It was explained that this Article is 
a part of the Plan of Union, and cannot be 
changed, and that the "1940" would find its prop- 
er place in the Discipline of 1939. 

The report, amended by agreement, was then 
adopted. For report, see Appendix, "General 
Standing Committees," page 422. 

Calendar No. 11, Report No. 1 of the Commit- 
tee on Education, printed on page 161 of the 
Dailij Christian Advocate and entitled "General 
Organization," was presented by the Chairman, 
Paul Quillian, Texas, who explained its provisions 
and made the following editorial changes in the 
printed report because of stenographic errors : 
Paragraph 1005, last sentence, the words "A ma- 
jority" at the beginning of the sentence should 
read "Three-fifths." In the first paragraph of 
Paragraph 1008 insert just before the last sen- 
tence, beginning "A majority of the members," 
the following sentence : "The Vice-President and 
Recording Secretary shall be included in the rep- 
resentation of their respective Advisory Commit- 
tees." 

Henry Gilligan, Maryland, a member of the 
Legal Committee on Permanent Funds, proposed 
an amendment to this particular report relative 
to the continuance of all existing corporations of 
the former Churches in connection with education 
in order that trust funds may be safeguarded. 
Chairman Quillian stated that the matter referred 
to would be taken up in the proper section on 
Enabling Acts. This was satisfactory to Brother 
Gilligan. 

J. W. Moore, Virginia, asked "What is the 
cost?" Chairman Quillian stated that the new 
Board would have a membership of seventy as 
against eighty-six in the three Boards now in 
existence, ancl that there would be nine adminis- 
trative officers in the new Board as against four- 
teen in the Boards now in operation, and that the 
overhead would not be increased. 

Ralph E. Diffendorfer, Rock River, requested 
more information in regard to the Enabling Acts, 
and asked two questions: (1) Should not Para- 
graph 1001 denote the legal succession of the new 



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Board of Education? (2) Are all our interests 
properly safeguarded in Paragraph 1013? Chair- 
man Quillian assured him that this would all be 
taken care of in the Enabling Acts, which are yet 
to come before the Conference for action. 

George W. Henson, Philadelphia, moved as an 
amendment to Paragraph 1003 that the Execu- 
tive Secretaries be elected by the General Confer- 
ence, instead of by the Board of Education. The 
motion was seconded by Edward D. Kohlstedt, 
Dakota. 

Arlo A. Brown, Newark, spoke against the 
amendment. 

Joseph M. M. Gray, Detroit, spoke in favor of 
the Henson amendment. 

The Chair called attention to the fact that we 
were within two minutes of the time for recess. 

J. T. Ellison, Alabama, moved that the time be 
extended. There was no second to the motion. 

Daniel L. Marsh, New England, moved that we 
do now go into recess. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed, and the Conference adjourned for re- 
cess. 

At 10:40 A.M. Bishop Darlington called the 
Conference to order. The Conference stood and 
joined in singing "Blest Be the Tie That Binds." 

The Seminary Singers of Boston University, 
under the direction of Dr. James R. Houghton, 
rendered the composition by Palestrina, "Adora- 
mus Te, Christe," "Christ, We Do All Adore 
Thee." 

Leslie J. Lyons, Missouri, was recognized to 
make some announcements on behalf of the Com- 
mittee on Entertainment. Judge Lyons moved 
that when we adjourn it be to meet in official ses- 
sion at 7 P.M. to hear the address of Governor 
Alfred M. Landon. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed. 

Joseph M. M. Gray, Detroit, Chairman of the 
Committee on Courtesies, Privileges, and Intro- 
ductions, presented Dr. Robert Bond and the Hon. 
Isaac Foot, Fraternal Delegates from Great Brit- 
ain, to the presiding Bishop, who in turn pre- 
sented them to the Uniting Conference to bid the 
Conference farewell. The Conference rose and 
applauded the appearance of the distinguished 
visitors. Each addressed the Conference. Bish- 



MAY 3 

KiGHTH Day 

Morniiifi 



Recess 



Reconvene 



Seminary 
Singers 



Nifrht Session 



Fraternal 
Delegates 
from Great 
Britain 
Presented 



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MAY 3 op Darlington replied, appropriately, and the 
Eighth Day Conference stood and joined heartily in singing 

Morning "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name." 
^on^Ed^ation ^^^ pending question was resumed. 
Continued '°" Nathan Newby, Pacific, spoke against the Hen- 
son amendment. 

Harold P. Sloan, New Jersey, spoke in favor of 
the amendment. 

Daniel L. Marsh, New England, spoke against 
the amendment. 

Edmund J. Kulp, Missouri, spoke in favor of 
the amendment. 

M. C. Redwine, Kentucky, spoke against the 
amendment. 

Jesse L. Corley, Southern California, moved 
the pending question. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed and the pending question was ordered. 

Chairman Quillian closed the debate for the 
Committee. 

W. C. Perkins, Pittsburgh, raised the point of 
order that the recommendation of the Committee 
violates the provision of the Plan of Union which 
states that no new legislation shall be enacted. 

Willard G. Cram, Kentucky, asked if it is in 
order to raise a point of order under the previous 
question. The Chair ruled that it was. 

Clem Baker, Little Rock, called attention to the 
fact that we were not electing an Executive Sec- 
retary for the Board of Education, but were deal- 
ing with the election of Executive Secretaries for 
the three Divisions of the Board of Education. 

Fred D. Stone, Rock River, spoke against the 
point of order raised by W. C. Perkins. 

Bishop Darlington ruled the point of order not 
well taken on the ground that it was the election 
of Executive Secretaries for the three Divisions 
of the Board of Education and not the election of 
an Executive Secretary for the General Board of 
Education that was involved. 

The amendment of George W. Henson, being 
put to a vote, did not prevail. 

Nathan Newby, Pacific, moved the previous 
question. The motion, being duly seconded, pre- 
vailed and the previous question was ordered. 

The report of the Committee was adopted. For 
report, see Appendix, "General Standing Commit- 
tees," page 592. 



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Paul M, Hillman, Nebraska, on a question of ^^^ ^ 
privilege for the entire Conference, requested the ^"^"^" °*^ 
delegates to sign the cards that had been dis- Momma 
tributed, in order that a correct and complete list P"viiege 
of the Delegates and Bishops might be obtained 
for printing in the Daily Christian Advocate of 
tomorrow. 

Frank B. Jones, Memphis, moved that, after an- 
nouncements, we do now adjourn. The motion, 
duly seconded, prevailed. 

The following letter was read to the Confer- 
ence: 



Motion to 
Adjourn 



Letter from J. 
Emerson 
Ford 



Dr. Lud H. Estes, Secretary Uniting Conference, Kansas 
City, Mo. 

My Dear Doctor Estes: Permit me to express to you, 
and through you to the Uniting Conference, my deep grati- 
tude for the gracious and friendly expression of sympathy 
which you have conveyed on behalf of the Conference. 

While there are no words to describe my deep sense of 
loss in the passing of my father, there is genuine satis- 
faction in the memory of his consistent devotion to Christ 
and His Church and in the assurance that he has entered 
into a still more glorious fellowship in the Kingdom of 
God. 

Likewise there is great joy in the knowledge that my 
comrades are remembering me in the presence of Him 
whose grace is sufficient for every need. 

Sincerely, J. Emerson Ford. 

Various announcements were made and the 
Conference adjourned with the benediction pro- 
nounced by Dr. Robert Bond of England. 



Announce- 
ments 



Adjournment 



WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 3, 1939 

Pursuant to the adjournment order, the Con- may a 
ference convened at 7 p.m., with Bishop G. Brom- eighth da^ 
ley Oxnam presiding, at the request of Bishop Evening 
Urban V. W. Darlington. opening 

The Boston University Seminary Singers, un- 
der the direction of Dr. James R. Houghton, sang 
"The Lord Have Mercy," by Lvosky. 

Bishop Oxnam introduced Dr. Ralph W. Sock- 
man, Chairman, and Charles F. Boss, Executive 
Secretary, of the World Peace Commission of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Bishop Oxnam introduced Hon. Alfred M. Lan- Address by 
don, Delegate-at-Large of the Methodist Episco- ^andon*"" 
pal Church, from the Kansas Conference. Gov- 
ernor Landon addressed the Conference on the 



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MAY 3 

Eighth Day 

Evening 



Adjournment 



MAY 4 

Ninth Day 

Morning 
Opening 



Journal 



Committee on 
Credentials, 
Report No. 6 



Committee on 
Rules, 
Report No. 4 



FIntcrtainment 
Commission 



world outlook for peace and its relationship to 
the foreign policy of the United States, his sub- 
ject being "Is a World Peace Conference Prac- 
tical?" For address, see Appendix, "Addresses," 
page 894. 

The Conference adjourned with the singing of 
the National Anthem, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee." 

THUPvSDAY MORNING, MAY 4, 1939 

Bishop Ernest G. Richardson called the Con- 
ference to order for the worship service at 8 :30 
A.M., this being the ninth day of the Conference. 
He announced that the worship service would be 
in charge of Bishop J. Lloyd Decell and that 
Bishop Francis J. McConnell would bring the de- 
votional address of the morning. Bishop Mc- 
Connell read Ephesians 3 : 14-21, and brought a 
timely message on "The Rich Man's Heaven and 
the Poor Man's Hell." 

The business session was called to order at 
9 o'clock by Bishop Richardson. 

The report of the Committee on Journal was 
presented and adopted, as follows: 

We have examined separately the Journal of the morn- 
ing and evening sessions of Wednesday, May 3, 1939, and 
find both correct. Joseph D. Piper, Chairman; 

John R. Kenney, Secretary. 

Earl R. Brown, Northeast Ohio, Chairman of 
the Committee on Credentials, presented Report 
No. 6, and moved its adoption without reading 
and its publication in the Daily Christian Advo- 
cate of tomorrow. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed. (See report, page 834.) 

J. Edgar Skillington, Central Pennsylvania, 
Chairman of the Committee on Rules, presented 
Report No. 4, printed on page 193 of the Daily 
Christian Advocate. The Secretary read the re- 
port to the Conference. Dr. Skillington explained 
its provisions and moved its adoption. The mo- 
tion, duly seconded, prevailed. For report, see 
Appendix, "Special Standing Committees," page 
826. 

Bishop H. Lester Smith, Secretary of the Coun- 
cil of Bishops, presented the following nomina- 
tions for membership on the Commission on En- 
tertainment of the first General Conference of 



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The Methodist Church : Northeastern Jurisdic- ^^^ ^ 
tion, Rev. J. Edgar Washabaugh, J. H. Baker; ninth day 
Southeastern Jurisdiction, Rev. T. D. Ellis, E. C. Mo-rnir,g 
Watson; Central Jurisdiction, Rev. Stanley E. ^com'^Sn^ 
Grannum, John A. Patton ; North Central Juris- 
diction, Rev. Aubrey S. Moore, Troy W. Apple- 
by; South Central Jurisdiction, Rev. C. M. Reves, 
Leslie J. Lyons; Western Jurisdiction, Rev. Roy 
0. Hill, Nathan Newby. 

Motion of Elmer E. Collins, Montana State, 
duly seconded, prevailed, confirming the nomina- 
tions. 

J. H. Dickey, Louisville, moved that when we "^"p?^^''^"^^ 
adjourn at noon today, the Bishops and Delegates 
retire to the north front of the Auditorium to 
have a Conference picture made. The motion, 
duly seconded, prevailed. 

Fred D. Stone, Rock River, presented the fol- ^"-^^^^^^^ 
lowing resolution and moved its adoption : 

I move that the Committee on Conferences be requested 
to report to this Uniting Conference, as soon as possible, 
legislation to provide for the expenses of the first General 
Conference, and that they be requested to report to the 
Uniting Conference suggestions as to the manner in 
which the Jurisdictional Conferences should meet their 
expenses. 

The motion, seconded by George W. Henson, 
Philadelphia, was adopted. 

Francis R. Bayley, Baltimore, Chairman of the judiciary 
Committee on Judiciary, was recognized for a 
privileged matter. Dr. Bayley stated that several 
reports from the Committee on Judiciary were be- 
ing published in the Daily Christian Advocate, 
and when so published should be considered as 
privileged matters. By common consent this was 
agreed to by the Uniting Conference. 

Mark Kelley, Troy, under Rule 24, moved a re- ^^^"^'"^^^ ^\ 
consideration of Calendar No. 7, Report No. 1 of 
the Committee on Membership and Temporal 
Economy found on pages 128 and 129 of the Daily 
Christian Advocate, which was adopted on Tues- 
day, May 2. 1939. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed by a slight majority. 

Mark Kelley then offered the following amend- 
ment: Strike out all that follows "to" in line 2 
of Paragraph 435 and substitute therefor the 
following: "not less than two nor more than 



Committee 
on Member- 
ship and 
Temporal 
Economy 



254 



Journal of the Uniting Conference 



MAY 4 

Ninth Day 

Morning 

Reconsider Re- 
port No. 1, 
Committee 
on Member- 
ship and 
Temporal 
Kconomy 



Assistant 
Secretaries 



Calendar 



Committee on 
Ministry and 
Judicial Ad- 
ministration, 
Report No. 3 
— "Minietry" 



thirty-five stewards, except that in charges of 
more than five hundred members there may be 
added tw^o stewards for each additional one hun- 
dred members." The motion was duly seconded. 

J. N. R. Score, Central Texas, moved to amend 
the Kelley amendment by striking out all after the 
words "thirty-five stewards," and inserting, "pro- 
vided that in churches of more than five hundred 
members, one additional steward shall be elected 
for each additional thirty members." 

The Score motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 
The Kelley amendment, as thus amended, was 
adopted. 

Chester A. Smith, New York, moved to amend 
Paragraph 434 by striking out in the fifth line 
thereof the words "of which the pastor shall be 
Chairman." The motion was duly seconded. 

W. F. Bryan, Texas, Chairman of the Commit- 
tee, explained the provisions of this paragraph 
and spoke against the Smith amendment. 

Francis R. Bayley, Baltimore, moved that the 
amendment be laid on the table. 

Lynn Harold Hough, New York East, raised 
the point of order that an amendment cannot be 
laid on the table. The Chair stated that the point 
of order was well taken. 

The Smith amendment was not adopted. 

The original report, as amended at this ses- 
sion, was then adopted. For report, see Appen- 
dix, "General Standing Committees," page 509. 

On motion of the Secretarial Staff, Dr. Curtis 
B. Haley and Dr. Thomas P. Potter were con- 
firmed as Assistant Secretaries for work on the 
Discipline. 

The Calendar was then taken up. Secretary 
Estes called attention to a tj^pographical error in 
the headings of Calendar Nos. 12 and 13. The 
number voting for both reports was 98 instead of 
49 as stated in the printed reports in the Daily 
Christian Advocate. 

Calendar No. 12, Report No. 3 of the Commit- 
tee on Ministry and Judicial Administration, 
printed on pages 161 and 162 of the Daily Chris- 
tian Advocate, and entitled "Chapter IX, Minis- 
try," was presented by Orien W. Fifer, Indiana, 
Chairman, who explained its provisions and 
moved its adoption. The motion, duly seconded, 



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prevailed. For report, see Appendix, "General 
Standing Committees," page 460, 

Calendar No. 13, Report No. 4 of the Commit- 
tee on Ministry and Judicial Administration, 
printed on page 162 of the Daily Christian Advo- 
cate, entitled "District Superintendents," was pre- 
sented by Orien W. Fif er, Indiana, Chairman, who 
explained its provisions and moved its adoption. 
The motion was duly seconded. 

Leslie R. Burgum, North Dakota, called atten- 
tion to the fact that in Paragraph 215, Article 2, 
the term "District Elder" appeared. Chairman 
Fifer replied that this was an error and the term 
"District Superintendent" should be inserted. 
This was done by common consent. 

J. S. Ladd Thomas, Philadelphia, moved to 
amend Paragraph 215, Article 2, Item 15 as fol- 
lows: In (b) change the word "unreached" to 
"unevangelized" ; in (d) add after the word "hos- 
pitals" the words "homes and orphanages"; in 
(e) add after the word "colleges" the words 
"Wesley Foundations." 

These changes were accepted by the Chairman 
and approved by the Conference by common con- 
sent. 

Bertrand A. Dunbar, Dakota, inquired if any 
provision had been made as to the term of office 
of the District Superintendent. Chairman Fifer 
answered that this would be taken care of in a 
later report. 

The report was then adopted. For report, see 
Appendix, "General Standing Committees," page 
461. 

Calendar No. 14, Report No. 2 of the Commit- 
tee on Membership and Temporal Economy, en- 
titled "Church Property," and printed on pages 
162 and 163 of the Daily Christian Advocate, was 
presented by W. F. Bryan, Texas, Chairman. Dr. 
Bryan requested that Vincent P. Clarke, New 
England, Chairman of the Subcommittee on 
Church Property of the Committee on Member- 
ship and Temporal Economy, represent the Com- 
mittee in the presentation of the report. Mr. 
Clarke presented the report, explaining its pro- 
visions, and moved its adoption. The motion was 
duly seconded. 

Marshall R. Reed, Detroit, moved to amend 



MAY 4 

Ninth Day 

Morning 

Committee on 
Ministry and 
Judicial Ad- 
ministration, 
Report No. 4 
—"District 
Superintend- 
ents" 



Committee on 
Membership 
and 

Temporal 
Economy, 
Report No. 2 
— "Church 
Property" 



256 



Journal of the U^iiting Conference 



MAY 4 

Ninth Day 

Morning 

Committee on 
Membership 
and 

Temporal 
Economy, 
Report No. 2 
— "Church 
Property" 



Paragraph 452 by striking out the words at the 
end of the paragraph reading "discharge all in- 
debtedness against it" and substituting the fol- 
lowing: "have secured and paid in cash two-thirds 
of the total cost of the project, and that the re- 
maining one-third of the total cost may be se- 
cured by responsible subscriptions and satisfac- 
tory loans." The motion being duly seconded, Dr. 
Reed spoke to his amendment. 

Harry C. Leonard, Southern, spoke against the 
amendment. 

Harry G. Ryan, North Texas, moved to lay 
the Reed amendment on the table. 

Daniel L. Marsh, New England, raised the 
point of order that an amendment cannot be laid 
on the table. The Chair sustained the point of 
order. 

William H. Barradell, New York East, offered 
the following substitute for Paragraph 452 : "Be- 
fore any church building may be formally dedi- 
cated, it shall have secured in cash or its equiva- 
lent sixty-five per cent of the cost of land, build- 
ing, furnishings, and fixtures, and the remainder 
shall have been covered by good subscriptions." 
Mr. Barradell spoke to the substitute, as it had 
been duly seconded. 

G. M. Davenport, North Alabama, moved the 
previous question on all that was before the Con- 
ference. The motion, duly seconded, did not pre- 
vail. 

J. H. Nicholson, Louisville, called for a division 
on the motion of G. M. Davenport. The Chair 
put the question again and the call for the pre- 
vious question was voted down. 

Arlo A. Brown, Newark, moved the pending 
question. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed, 
and the pending question was ordered. 

Louis C. Wright, Northeast Ohio, inquired if 
this involved new legislation. The Bishop replied 
that the principle involved is in at least one of the 
Disciplines of the Uniting Churches. 

Vincent P. Clarke, for the Committee, closed the 
debate under the pending question. 

The vote was taken upon the Barradell substi- 
tute and it did not prevail. 

The vote was then taken upon the Reed amend- 
ment and it did not prevail. 



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Concerning Paragraph 438 Francis R. Bayley, 
Baltimore, suggested that the word "church" be 
substituted for "charge" in the first line. Mr. 
Clarke replied that the Committee could not ac- 
cept this. Dr. Bayley then asked that, after the 
word "chairman" in the next to the last line, 
there be inserted the words "except where the 
charter otherwise provides." With the consent of 
the Conference, Mr. Clarke accepted this sugges- 
tion. 

Thomas D. Ellis, South Georgia, moved to 
amend Paragraph 449 by inserting after the 
words "District Superintendents," at the end of 
line 8, the words "and the preacher in charge." 
The motion was duly seconded, and Dr. Ellis spoke 
to the motion. This was accepted by the Chair- 
man, there being no objection from the Confer- 
ence. 

Lewis 0. Hartman, New England, moved the 
following amendment to this section of the re- 
port: "That the legislation of this whole section 
shall not apply in the territory of Central Con- 
ferences or Provisional Central Conferences." 
The motion was seconded and Dr. Hartman spoke 
to the question. This amendment was accepted 
by the Chairman, with the consent of the Confer- 
ence. 

Benjamin W. Meeks, Baltimore, moved that 
Paragraph 446, with a slight change of wording, 
be added to Paragraph 438, the wording to be as 
follows: "When a charge consists of two or more 
churches located in different places, the forego- 
ing provisions shall apply to each church with the 
same force and effect as though it were a separate 
charge." 

Dr. Meeks asked the Chairman if he would ac- 
cept this amendment. The Chairman said "No." 
The motion of Dr. Meeks was duly seconded, and 
he spoke to the same. 

J. Edgar Skillington, Central Pennsylvania, 
called attention to the words "the foregoing pro- 
visions" and their proposed place at the heading 
of this Chapter. Dr. Meeks then changed, with 
the consent of his second, the words to read 
"these provisions." 

A. Wesley Pugh, North Indiana, moved to 
amend Paragraph 446 by adding these words: 



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Ninth Day 

Morning 

Committee on 
Membership 
and 

Temporal 
Economy, 
Report No. 2 
— "Church 
Property" 



260 



Journal of the Uniting Conference 



MAY 4 

Ninth Day 

Morning 

Committee on 
Membership 
and 

Temporal 
Economy, 
Report No. 2 
— Continued 



Resolution 
Referred to 
Committee 
on Rules 



Edward E. White, Northwest Texas, moved the 
pending question. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed, and the pending question was ordered. 

The amendment, being put to vote, did not pre- 
vail. 

Alvis S. Bennett, Kentucky, moved to amend 
Paragraphs 451 and 454 by changing "ten per 
cent" to "twenty per cent" in each paragraph. 
The motion was duly seconded and Dr. Bennett 
spoke to the question. The motion did not pre- 
vail. 

D. E. Hinkle, Tennessee, moved to amend Para- 
graph 442, line 5, by striking out the word "con- 
trol," so that the wording would be "Trustees of 
the charge shall hold and manage," etc. This was 
accepted by the Chairman, there being no objec- 
tion from the Conference. 

Walter C. Buckner, Southern California, moved 
to amend Paragraph 442 by adding the following : 
"The Trustees shall not prevent or interfere with 
the pastor or other duly authorized ministers of 
The Methodist Church in the use of said property 
for religious services or other proper meetings 
recognized by the law and usage of The Method- 
ist Church." 

The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Earl G. Hamlett, Memphis, moved to amend 
Paragraph 451 by adding after the words "esti- 
mated cost," in line 31, the following: "except in 
church buildings costing less than $15,000 where 
only thirty per cent shall be required." The mo- 
tion being duly seconded, Dr. Hamlett spoke to 
the question. 

Edmund J. Hammond, Georgia, spoke against 
the motion. 

M. A. Childers, West Texas, moved the previous 
question. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed 
and the previous question was ordered. 

Chairman Clarke not desiring to speak. Bishop 
Richardson put the motion on the Hamlett amend- 
ment. The motion did not prevail. 

The report was adopted as amended. For re- 
port, see Appendix, "General Standing Commit- 
tees," page 512. 

Nolan B. Harmon, Jr., Baltimore, presented 
and moved that the following resolution be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Rules : - 



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Resolved, That no amendment to the repoi-t of the 
Standing- Committees shall be considered by this Confer- 
ence unless and until such amendments are seconded by 
at least ten members of the Conference. 

Nolan B. Harmon, Jr., 
H. H. Sherman, 
Alp M. Landon. 



MAY 4 

Ninth Day 

Morning 



The motion being duly seconded, Dr. Harmon 
spoke to the matter in hand. The motion to refer, 
being put, prevailed. 

Orien W. Fifer, Indiana, under a question of 
privilege, moved that the Com.mittee on Publish- 
ing Interests prepare a suitable memoir and trib- 
ute for Dr. Dan B. Brummitt and Dr. Claudius B. 
Spencer, both of whom had worked ardently for 
the cause of Church Union, and that the memoirs 
be presented to this Conference for adoption and 
have a place in its Journal. The motion, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed. 

Frank P. Culver, Central Texas, moved that 
we suspend the Rules and take up the Calendar 
appearing in the Daily Christian Advocate of to- 
day. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Clarence M. Dannelly, Alabama, moved that 
the Conference fix Tuesday, May 9, 1939, as the 
closing date of its deliberations. The motion be- 
ing duly seconded, Mr. Dannelly spoke to the ques- 
tion. 

Isaac E. Miller, Ohio, moved that the matter be 
referred to the Committee of Elected Chairmen, 
and that they be requested to report to the body 
as soon as possible. The motion to refer, duly 
seconded, prevailed. 

George E. Farrar, Saint Johns River, moved to 
defer action on Calendar 15, Report No. 3 of the 
Committee on Superannuate Support, until to- 
morrow, and the motion was duly seconded. 

Thomas S. Brock, Nev/ Jersey, Chairman of the 
Committee, spoke against postponement. 

John R. Edwards, Baltimore, moved, as an 
amendment, that we pass over all printed reports 
from the Committee on Publishing Interests and 
the Committee on Superannuate Support, and take 
up the other reports on the printed Calendar. Dr. 
Farrar accepted this amendment. The motion, 
being put, did not prevail. 

Calendar 15, Report No. 3 of the Committee on 



Memoirs 
for Drs. 
Brummitt 
and Spencer 



Rules 
Suspended 



Final Closing 



Calendar 



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MAY 4 

Ninth Day 

Morning 

Committee on 
Super- 
annuate 
Support, 
Report No. 3 
— "Ministers* 
Reserve 
Pension 
Fund" 

Committee on 
Conferences, 
Report No. 5 



Superannuate Support, entitled "Ministers' Re- 
serve Pension Fund" and printed on pages 186- 
188 of the Daily Christian Advocate, was pre- 
sented by Thomas S. Brock, New Jersey, Chair- 
man, who explained its provisions and moved its 
adoption. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 
For report, see Appendix, "General Standing 
Committees," page 648. 

George W. Henson, Philadelphia, Chairman of 
the Committee on Conferences, moved that we do 
now take up Calendar 25, Report No. 5 of the 
Committee on Conferences, out of its order. The 
motion, being duly seconded, prevailed by more 
than the required two-thirds vote. 

At the request of Dr. Henson, Frank W. Court, 
Upper Iowa, Chairman of the subcommittee 
which prepared this particular report, came to 
the platform to assist in presenting the report. 
Dr. Henson explained the provisions of the report 
and moved its adoption. The motion was duly 
seconded. 

Robert G. McCutchan, Northwest Indiana, 
moved to amend Paragraph 178, Article 2, by 
making the Director of Music a member of the 
Quarterly Conference, at the discretion of the 
local church, provided the Director of Music was 
a member of The Methodist Church. The motion 
was seconded. Dr. Court explained the pro- 
visions of the paragraph. The motion, being put, 
did not prevail. 

Henry Gilligan, Maryland, moved to amend 
Paragraph 181, Article 1, by omitting from lines 
6 to 8 the words, "or to confirm the stewards who 
have been elected by the members of the charge 
(Paragraph 434) ." The motion was duly second- 
ed. 

L. B. Smith, Maryland, raised the point of or- 
der that in Section X, Article II, page 8, Plan of 
Union, it says that the membership of the Church 
should have the right to elect their Church of- 
ficers. The Bishop ruled that these officers elect- 
ed by the congregation did not need to be con- 
firmed, but that they might be. 

Dr. Court accepted the amendment with the 
consent of the Conference. 

Henry Gilligan, Maryland, moved to amend 
Paragraph 181, Article 6, by striking out the last 



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line, which reads "where the Quarterly Confer- may a 
ence so directs," and inserting "as provided in ^'^™ ^^^ 
Article 2 of this paragraph." The motion being Moming 
duly seconded, Dr. Gilligan spoke to the question, '^°c<?^fg^n^"g 

Dr. Court spoke against its adoption. The mo- Report no^^s 
tion to amend, being put, did not prevail. 

Charles MacCaughey, Pacific Northwest, moved 
to amend Paragraph 181, Article 6, by striking 
out the word "annually" in the first line. The 
motion being duly seconded. Dr. MacCaughey 
spoke to it. 

Dr. Court stated that the Committee could not 
accept the proposed amendment. 

Paul M. Hillman, Nebraska, spoke against the 
amendment. 

Warren Roberts, South Georgia, moved the 
previous question on all matters before the Con- 
ference. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed 
and the previous question was ordered. 

Chairman Brock not desiring to speak, the mo- 
tion was put on the amendment of Charles Mac- 
Caughey, but it did not prevail. The report was 
adopted. For report, see Appendix, "General 
Standing Committees," page 427. 

Daniel L. Marsh, New England, moved that Announce- 
after the hearing of announcements we adjourn. n»e"t3 
The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. Various Adjournment 
announcements were made and the Conference 
adjourned with the benediction pronounced by 
Bishop Jashwant R. Chitambar. 



FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 5, 1939 



MAY 5 

Tenth Day 



Bishop Arthur J. Moore called the Conference 
to order at 8 :30 A.M., and announced that Bishop 
Robert E. Jones would conduct the worship serv- Morning 
ice and Bishop John C. Broomfield would bring opening 
the devotional address of the morning. Bishop 
Broomfield brought a timely message on "Re- 
leasing God." 

At 9 A.M. Bishop Arthur J. Moore called the 
business session to order. 

The Committee on Journal reported. The re- Journal 
port was adopted, as follows : 

We have examined the Journal and found it correct. 
Joseph D. Piper, Chairman; 
John R. Kenney, Secretary. 



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MAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Morning 

Committee on 
Publishing 
Interests, 
Report No. 3 
—"Church 
School 
Publica- 
tions" 



Calendar No. 18, Report No. 3 of the Commit- 
tee on Publishing Interests, printed on pages 189 
and 190 of the Daily Christian Advocate, and en- 
titled "Church School Publications," was pre- 
sented by Dr. Garber, who requested Dr. Lang- 
dale to be in charge of the report. Dr. Langdale 
explained its provisions. 

William F. Quillian, South Georgia, moved the 
following addition to the report, the amendment 
to be numbered Section 9 : "The provisions of 
Paragraph 1208 shall not apply to the promo- 
tional materials of the Division of Educational 
Institutions or of the Division of the Local 
Church." The motion being duly seconded. Dr. 
Quillian explained its import. The Chairman, 
with the consent of the Conference, accepted the 
amendment. 

Frank C. Propert, New Jersey, raised a ques- 
tion of the constitutionality of the method of the 
election of the Editor of Church School Publica- 
tions, and moved that the matter be referred to 
the Committee on Judiciary for consideration and 
report. The motion was duly seconded. 

Bishop Arthur J. Moore called attention to the 
parliamentary situation — namely, the adoption of 
the report of the Committee on the motion, duly 
seconded, already before the Conference — and re- 
quested Brother Propert to withhold his motion 
for the time being. Brother Propert agreed to 
this. 

Daniel L. Marsh, New England, inquired how 
the new Section 9 could be reconciled with Section 
3 of the report. Dr. Langdale replied that the 
new Section 9 had to do with "promotional" ma- 
terial alone and not "curriculum" material men- 
tioned in Section 3. This explanation was satis- 
factory. 

Dr. Marsh raised a further question as to how 
the rest of the Committee on Curriculum was to 
be constituted. J. Calloway Robertson, Virginia, 
being recognized, stated that the matter would be 
taken care of in a report of the Committee on 
Education. 

J. Calloway Robertson, Virginia, moved to 
amend Paragraph 1208, Section 8, by inserting 
the words "without vote" after the words "the 
privilege of the floor," in lines 7 and 14. Dr. 



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Langdale, with the consent of the Conference, ac- 
cepted this amendment. 

Warren Roberts, South Georgia, moved the 
previous question. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed and the previous question was ordered. 

The report was adopted. For report, see Ap- 
pendix, "General Standing Committees," page 635. 

Frank C. Propert, New Jersey, moved that the 
question of the method of the election of the Edi- 
tor of Church School Publications, found in Para- 
graph 1208, Section 1, of the report just adopted 
be referred to the Committee on Judiciary for 
consideration and report as to the constitutional- 
ity of the method. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed. 

Calendar No. 19, Report No. 4 of the Committee 
on Publishing Interests, printed on page 190 of 
the Daily Christian Advocate and entitled 
"Church Press," was presented to the Conference 
by Paul N. Garber, who moved its adoption, and 
requested Nolan B. Harmon, Jr., Baltimore, 
Chairman of the subcommittee on the Church 
Press, to present the report. The motion was 
duly seconded. Dr. Harmon explained the pro- 
visions of the report. 

The time of recess nearing, motion of Elmer E. 
Collins, Montana State, duly seconded, prevailed 
extending the time for Dr. Harmon to complete 
his remarks. 

Daniel L. Marsh, New England, suggested that 
the word "next," found at the beginning of the 
fourth line in the fourth paragraph, be stricken 
out. This suggestion was accepted by the Chair- 
man, with the consent of the Conference. 

The report was then adopted. For report, see 
Appendix, "General Standing Committees," page 
636. 

The Conference recessed at 10 :31 A.M. 

At 10:41 Bishop Arthur J. Moore called the 
Conference to order. 

The Conference stood and, under the leader- 
ship of Dr. James R. Houghton, joined in singing 
the first verse of "Thus far the Lord hath led us 
on." 

The Council of Bishops, with Bishop Adna W. 
Leonard as Precentor, sang, to the delight of 
the Conference, the Bishops' song, "Beloved, we 



MAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Morning 

Committee on 
Publishing 
Interests, 
Report No. 3 
— ^"Church 
School 
Publica- 
tions" 

Referred 



Committee on 
Publishing 
Interests, 
Report No. 4 
— "Church 
Press" 



Recess 
Reconvene 



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Tenth Day 



Morning 



Final Ad- 
journment 



are now the sons of God." The Conference rose 
and applauded. 

Dr. James R. Houghton sang, by special re- 
quest, "Open the Gates of the Temple." 

Greorge W. Henson, for the Committee of Elect- 
ed Chairman, presented the following report: 

1. There will be no change in the plan of morning wor- 
ship. 

2. Monday, May 8. Morning session at 8:30 o'clock; 
afternoon session at 2:15 o'clock; a Special Order of the 
Day at 4:30 P.M.; Evening session at 7:45 o'clock with an 
address by Dr. Albert W. Palmer, President of the Chicago 
Theological Seminary. 

3. Tuesday, May 9. Three sessions on Monday. Order 
of the Day at 4:30 p.m. to have the scheduled program 
"The Negro in Methodism." Evening session to open v.-ith 
a twenty-minute address by Dr. Charles W. Welch, Moder- 
ator of the Presbyterian Church. At 5:30 p.m. celebration 
of the two hundredth anniversary of the building of the 
First Methodist Church of the world, in Exhibition Hall. 

4. Wednesday, May 10. Three sessions as on Monday 
and Tuesday, closing with the Declaration of Union Serv- 
ice, Wednesday night, with suitable devotions. 

Dr. Henson, for the Committee, presented the 
following and moved its adoption : 

The Committee of Chaii'men recommend that we adopt 
the program as announced and fix adjournment on Wednes- 
day night after the Declaration of Union Service and clos- 
ing devotions. 

The motion was seconded. 

At the request of Dr. Henson, Horace G. Smith, 
Rock River, William A. C. Hughes, Washington, 
and Frederick W. Mueller, Northeast Ohio, spoke 
to the report of the Committee. 

The report of the Committee was adopted. 

Dr. Henson, on behalf of the Committee of 
Elected Chairmen, expressed regret that in the 
readjusted program no suitable place could be 
found for the program the women of the Church 
had arranged, and that they had graciously with- 
drawn their program. 

Thomas S. Brock, New Jersey, Chairman, re- 
quested common consent to take up Calendar No. 
21 now instead of Calendar No. 20, both being re- 
ports from the Committee on Superannuate Sup- 
port. 

Calendar No. 21, Report No. 5 of the Committee 



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on Superannuate Support, printed on page 191 of 
the Daily Christian Advocate and entitled "Sec- 
tion III, Board of Conference Claimants ; Organi- 
zation and Duties," was presented by Dr. Brock, 
who explained its provisions and moved its adop- 
tion. The motion was duly seconded. 

Fred B. Newell, New York East, moved to 
amend Paragraph 1314, Section 2, by striking out 
the words "effective ministers and laymen in equal 
number," found in lines 3 and 4. No objection 
being raised, the amendment was accepted by the 
Chairman. 

George C. French, North Texas, raised the 
question about the method of the creation of the 
Board. The Chairman replied that the District 
Superintendents would nominate to the Annual 
Conference the members, and that the Annual 
Conference would act on the nominations. 

George C. Douglass, Troy, asked a question re- 
garding Section 5: "Can the local Conference 
Stewards borrow money on a vote of the united 
session?" The Chairman replied: "The Board 
itself cannot borrow money for the payment of 
the annuities. If an Annual Conference takes 
action borrowing the money itself, it assumes the 
responsibility." 

Stanley 0. MacMullen, New England, moved 
to amend the report by inserting the words "ef- 
fective ministers and laymen in equal numbers," 
stricken out a little while ago. The motion was 
duly seconded. 

Arthur M. Wells, Illinois, moved to lay this 
amendment on the table. The Chair ruled the mo- 
tion out of order. 

J. Edgar Skillington, Central Pennsylvania, 
moved the previous question. The motion, duly 
seconded, prevailed and the previous question 
was ordered. 

The amendment of S. 0. MacMullen was adopt- 
ed. The report was adopted as amended. For 
report, see Appendix, General Standing Commit- 
tees," page 660. 

Calendar No. 20, Report No. 4 of the Commit- 
tee on Superannuate Support, printed on pages 
190 and 191 of the Daily Christian Advocate and 
entitled "Section V, Regulations for the Territory 
of the Missouri Corporation, Rules and Regula- 



MAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Morning 

Committee on 
Superannu- 
ate Support, 
Report No. 5 
■ — "Organi- 
zation and 
Duties" 



Committee on 
Superannu- 
ate Support, 
Report No. 4 
— "Missouri 
Corpora- 
tion" 



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MAY 5 

Tenth Day 



Morning 



'Missauri 
Corpora- 
tion" 



tions," was presented by Thomas S. Brock, Chair- 
man, who explained its provisions and moved its 
adoption. The motion was duly seconded. Dr. 

Tu^erannu''-" Brock requested Charles W. Tadlock, St. Louis, 

ReporTNoM ^^ answer any questions raised. 

George E. Farrar, Saint Johns River, moved to 
amend Paragraph 1340 by adding Section 2, as 
follows : — 

The Missouri Corporation is authorized and directed to 
make a comprehensive study of the Clearing House Sys- 
tem of the distribution of divided annuities responsibili- 
ties and shall report its findings to the General Confer- 
ence of 1940. 

The motion was duly seconded. The amend- 
ment was accepted by the Chairman, no objection 
being raised. 

The report was adopted. For report, see Ap- 
pendix, "General Standing Committees'," page 
657. 
^°sJ"irannu" Calendar No. 22, Report No. 6 of the Commit- 
ate Support^, tee ou Superannuate Support, printed on page 
— '^DWided 191 of the Daily Christian Advocate and entitled 
^pTnSiiS? "Divided Annuity Responsibility," was presented 
by Thomas S. Brock, Chairman, who explained 
its provisions and moved its adoption. The mo- 
tion was duly seconded. 

Benjamin W. Meeks, Baltimore, asked for a 
clarification of Paragraph 1330, Section 1, after 
the word "provided," the question being about 
the support of ministers who came from the Mis- 
souri Corporation into the territory of the Illi- 
nois Corporation. Chairman Brock replied as 
follows : 

The Missouri Corporation, at the present time, is pay- 
ing $2.13 per service year to all the annuitants for which 
that Board is responsible. That money was raised for 
the benefit of these members of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South. The responsibility of the Annual Con- 
ferences under the jurisdiction of the Missouri Board will 
be for the moneys that come from the churches and from 
the Chartered Fimd and the dividends or produce of the 
Book Concern, and such other moneys that may come into 
these particular Annual Conferences. Then, all those 
members who were originally members of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, South, for which this $6,000,000 fund 
was raised, will, in addition, receive the $2.13 for service 
years as long as they continue to be annuitants in The 
Methodist Church. 



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Thomas A. Stafford, Northern Minnesota, made 
further explanations concerning this paragraph 
and section. 

The report was adopted. For report, see Ap- 
pendix, "General Standing Committees," page 661. 

Calendar No. 23, Report No. 2 of the Committee 
on Missions, printed on page 191 of the Daily 
Christian Advocate, concerning the American 
Bible Society, was presented by John R. Mott, 
New York, Chairman, who explained its pro- 
visions and moved its adoption. The motion, duly 
seconded, prevailed. For report, see Appendix, 
"General Standing Committees," page 549. 

Costen J. Harrell, Tennessee, raised a point of 
order that Rule 27-A, adopted yesterday, was not 
being observed in the reports of the last two com- 
mittees. The Chair inquired of Dr. Brock if the 
reports adopted from the Committee on Super- 
annuate Support would increase the overhead. 
Dr. Brock replied that there would be no increase. 
Dr. Jarrell, speaking for the Committee on Pub- 
lishing Interests, said the legislation adopted 
would diminish the overhead. 

Calendar No. 24, Report No. 3 of the Commit- 
tee on Membership and Temporal Economy, 
printed on pages 191 and 192 of the Daihj Chris- 
tian Advocate and entitled "District Parsonages," 
was presented by W. F. Bryan, Texas, Chairman, 
who stated that there would be no expense in- 
curred whatsoever. Dr. Bryan requested Vin- 
cent P. Clarke, New England, to be in charge of 
the report. Brother Clarke explained its pro- 
visions, and stated that the word "and" should be 
inserted after the words "state of Maryland" in 
the fourteenth line of Paragraph 461. Brother 
Clarke moved the adoption of the report, and the 
motion was duly seconded. 

Thomas S. Brock moved to amend Paragraph 
457 by inserting the words "the District Stewards 
or by" after the words "elected by" in the thir- 
teenth line. No objection being raised. Chair- 
man Clarke accepted the amendment. 

Arthur M. Wells, Illinois, moved to amend Sec- 
tion VI, Paragraph 459, by adding the words "No 
such residence shall be sold until authorized by 
two-thirds of the Annual Conferences compris- 



MAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Morning 



Committee on 
Missions, 
Report No. 2 



Estimated 
Cost 



Committee on 
Membership 
and Tem- 
poral Econ- 
omy, 

Report No. 3 
— "District 
Parsonages" 



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and Tem- 
poral Econ- 
omy, 

Report No. 3 
— "District 
Parsonages" 



MAY 5 ing the Episcopal Area." The motion, duly sec- 
TENTH Day q^^^^^ (ji(j not prevail. 
Morning A. Wesley Pugh, North Indiana, moved to 

'^°M^bOTshi'" ^J^s^d the report by adding a new paragraph to 
em ers ip ^^ headed "Parsonage Trustees," which para- 
graph shall immediately precede Section IV of 
the report under consideration, and shall read as 
follows : 

Whenever there are two or more churches on a pastoral 
charge, a separate Board of Trustees, consisting of not 
less than three nor more than nine persons, shall be elect- 
ed by the churches of such charge, to be the custodians 
of the parsonage property on such charge. Such Trustees 
shall have the same qualifications as required for Trus- 
tees of church property. 

George C. French, North Texas, moved to 
amend the amendment by changing the number 
"nine" to "five." This was accepted by A. Wesley 
Pugh. 

W. F. Bryan, Texas, suggested that the trustees 
be elected by the "Quarterly Conference" instead 
of by the "churches." Dr. Pugh accepted this 
suggestion. 

Vincent P. Clarke spoke against the Pugh 
amendment. 

Alfred F. Hughes, West Wisconsin, spoke in 
favor of the Pugh amendment. 

Arthur A. Callaghan, Maine, spoke to the 
amendm.ent. 

G. M. Davenport, North Alabama, moved the 
previous question. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed and the previous question was ordered. 

Guy F. Jones, Texas, raised the point of order 
that the matter had been cared for in Paragraph 
441, which required the Charge Board of Trustees 
to make a written report to the last Quarterly 
Conference concerning all property in their hands. 
The Chair ruled the point not well taken on the 
ground that the section referred to seems to 
deal with local church property and not with a 
parsonage in which several churches have owner- 
ship. 

The amendment of A. Wesley Pugh was adopt- 
ed. The report was then adopted as amended. 
For report, see Appendix, "General Standing 
Committees," page 517. 

Bishop Edwin H. Hughes, under a matter of 



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Tenth Day 



Mwning 

George H. 
Clarke 



high privilege, called the attention of the Con- 
ference to the presence, in the balcony, of Dr. 
George H. Clarke of the New England Confer- 
ence. Dr. Clarke is 88 years of age and the fa- 
ther of Vincent P. Clarke, a member of the Unit- 
ing Conference. Bishop Hughes requested Dr. 
Clarke to stand. He arose and the Conference 
applauded. 

Elridge M. Cooper, West Texas, moved a re- Reconsider 
consideration of Calendar No. 7, Report No, 1 of 
the Committee on Membership and Temporal 
Economy, that he might offer an amendment to 
Paragraph 430 which would include "class lead- 
ers" in the membership of the Quarterly Confer- 
ence. 

Oscar T. Olson, Northeast Ohio, raised the 
point of order that this was done yesterday, when, 
on his motion, the words "the leaders," were in- 
serted after the words "the stewards." The Chair 
ruled the point well taken. 

George W. Henson, Philadelphia, Chairman of 
the Committee of Elected Chairmen, presented 
the following Readjusted Program, and it was 
adopted by common consent, as follows : 



Readjusted 
Program 



READJUSTED PROGRAM 

Monday, May 8. Morning session of the Uniting Con- 
ference at 8:30 A.M., with no change in plan of morning 
worship; 2:15 p.m., Afternoon session; 7:45 P.M., Evening 
session, opening with an address by Dr. Albert W. Palmer, 
President of the Chicago Theological Seminary. 

Tuesday, May 9. Three sessions as on Monday. An 
Order of the Day at 4:30 P.M., to have the scheduled pro- 
gram on "The Negro in Methodism." The evening ses- 
sion will open with a twenty-minute address by Dr. 
Charles W. Welch, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church. 
At 5:30 P.M. the program arranged for celebrating the 
two hundredth anniversary of the building of the first 
Methodist Church of the world, the New Room in Bristol, 
England. This will be held in Exhibition Hall. 

Wednesday, May 10. Three sessions as on Monday and 
Tuesday. At 4:30 p.m. a special Order of the Day for our 
institutions of higher learning with brief addresses by 
Dean Lynn Harold Hough and Dr. Umphrey Lee. As the 
grand finale of the evening session, the Declaration of 
Union followed by closing devotions and final adjourn- 
ment. 



The following letter, received from Bishop Col- 
lins Denny, was read by the Secretary : 



Letter from 
Bishop 
Denny 



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MAY 5 

Tenth Day 

Morning 

Letter from 
Bishop 
Denny 



Letter from 
Bishop 
Ainsworth 



To the Uniting Conference of The Methodist Church. 

Dear Brethren: Very heartily I accept and reciprocate 
your assurance of your affectionate greetings. I appre- 
ciate greatly the fact that you should have me in mind at 
this time so full of great business for all of you; and I 
pray that the Father of us all may ever have you in His 
gracious care and grant you success in all your under- 
takings. 

Fraternally, Collins Denny, 

Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. 

The following letter from Bishop W. N. Ains- 
worth was read by the Secretary : 

To the Methodist Uniting Conference, Kansas City, Mo. 

Dear Fathers and Brethren: It is a matter of keen re- 
gret that the condition of my health makes it imprudent 
for me to attend the sessions of the Uniting Conference. 
The fellowship, which I enjoyed through many sessions 
of the Joint Commission, heightened the expectation of 
this perfect day, when the ardent hope of years would be 
fulfilled in sight. 

Though absent in the body, I will be with you in spirit 
every hour of your deliberations. And, as our expectant 
eyes look up, may the heart of United Methodism burn 
again with the warmth that comes alone from the Living 
Spirit and feel a fresh outbreak of the redeeming passion 
of our founder and forefathers, proclaiming in all our 
world parish the great and acceptable year of the Lord 
and the salvation of our God! 

Please record my name on some inconspicuous page as 
a humble member of the United Church. 

Affectionately your Brother in Christ, 

William N. Ainsworth. 



Letter from 
Bishop 
Du Bose 



The following letter from Bishop H. M. Du Bose 
was read by the Secretary. 



To the Uniting Conference of The Methodist Church, 
Dear Brethren: The fact that I find my physical 

strength so depleted that I must forego attendance upon 

the Uniting Conference is a source of almost agonizing 

disappointment to me. 

But God is good. I shall pray for His favor upon you 

and all the brethren. 

Fraternally and faithfully, 

H. M. Du Bose. 



Announce- 
ments 



Adjournment 



Motion of Elmer E. Collins, Montana State, 
duly seconded, prevailed that we adjourn after 
necessary announcements were made. 

Various announcements were made and the 
Conference adjourned with the benediction pro- 
nounced by Bishop F. H. Otto Melle. 



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SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 6, 1939 

Bishop Ernest L, Waldorf called the Confer- 
ence to order at 8 :30 A.M., and announced that 
Bishop Wallace E. Brown would be in charge of 
the morning worship service and will introduce 
the speaker who is to bring the devotional mes- 
sage. Bishop Brown conducted the service and 
announced that Bishop Charles C. Selecman would 
deliver the devotional message. Bishop Selec- 
man spoke on "The Evangelistic Mission of Meth- 
odism," using as the basis of his remarks Luke 
19 : 10, "For the Son of man is come to seek and 
to save that which was lost," and John 20 : 21, 
"As my Father hath sent me, even so send I you." 

At 9 A.M. Bishop Waldorf called the Conference 
to order for the business session. 

The report of the Committee on Journal was 
adopted, as follows: 

We have examined the Journal and find it correct. 
Joseph D. Piper, Chairman; 
John R. Kenney, Secretary. 



MAY 6 

Eueventh Day 

Morning 
Opening 



Journal 



On motion of Earl R. Brown, Northeast Ohio, credentials 
Chairman, duly seconded, the following recom- 
mendation was adopted : 

The Committee on Credentials recommends that re- 
serve or alternate delegates seated after May 6, 1939, 
shall be seated at no expense to the Conference. 

Earl R. Brown, Chairman; 
Charles A. Robbins, Secretary. 



Dr. Brown presented Report No. 8 of the Com- 
mittee on Credentials and moved that it be 
adopted without reading and printed in the Daily 
Christian Advocate of Monday, May 8. The mo- 
tion, duly seconded, prevailed. For report, see 
Appendix, "Special Standing Committees," page 
836. 

Bishop H. Lester Smith, Secretary of the Coun- 
cil of Bishops, requested the Chairmen of Con- 
ference delegations with which Delegates-at- 
large are seated to include in their reports the 
attendance or nonattendance of all such delegates. 

Bishop H. Lester Smith, Secretary of the Coun- 
cil of Bishops, presented the following nomina- 
tions for membership on the Judicial Council, in 



Committee on 
Credentials, 
Report No. 8 



Nominations- 
Judicial 
Council 



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MAY 6 accordance with the action of the Uniting Con- 
EI.EVENTHDAY fgj.ej^ce on Tuesday, May 2, 1939, in adopting 
^Morning Calendar No. 9, Report No. 2 of the Committee 
^jSSr^~ on Ministry and Judicial Administration: 
Methodist Protestant Church 

Ministers: A. J. Allen, Pittsburgh Conference; George 
R. Brown, North Carolina Conference; G. I. Humphreys, 
Maryland Conference; S. W, Rosenberger, Ohio Confer- 
ence. 

Methodist Episcopal Church, South 

Ministers: J. B. Craven, Western North Carolina Con- 
ference; W. L. Duren, Louisiana Conference; J. Stewart 
French, Holston Conference; W. G. Henry, North Georgia 
Conference; J. W. Johnson, North Georgia Conference; 
A. C, Millar, Little Rock Conference; J. Richard Spann, 
Louisiana Conference; A. J. Weeks, North Texas Con- 
ference. 

Laymen: John H. Carlock, Oklahoma Conference; M. A. 
Childers, West Texas Conference; R. L. Flowers, North 
Carolina Conference; G. H. Lamar, Baltimore Conference; 
Martin E. Lawson, Southwest Missouri Conference; W. F. 
McMurry, Memphis Conference; C. E. Mead, New Mexico 
Conference; 0. A. Park, South Georgia Conference. 

Methodist Episcopal Church 

Ministers: Francis R. Bayley, Baltimore Conference; 
Walter C, Buckner, Southern California Conference; Les- 
lie R. Burgum, North Dakota Conference; Sanford W. 
Corcoran, Pittsburgh Conference; Mark Kelley, Troy Con- 
ference; Charles B. Ketcham, Northeast Ohio Conference; 
Ernest F. Lyons, Los Angeles, Calif.; Carl K. Mahoney, 
Pacific Northwest Conference. 

Laymen: Jacob Cantlin, Rock River Conference; Vin- 
cent P. Clarke, New England Conference; James I. Dol- 
liver. Northwest Iowa Conference; Fred C. Huebner, lowa- 
Des Moines Conference; Benjamin A. Matthews, New 
York Conference; Sidney R. Redmond, Central West 
Conference; William H. Spurgeon, Colorado Conference; 
Henry R. Van Deusen, Wyoming Conference. 

Bishop H. Lester Smith announced that the 
Council of Bishops had appointed a committee of 
their number to arrange the ballot for the Judicial 
Council according to the legislation and had 
named Bishops G. Bromley Oxnam, Clare Pur- 
cell, and James H. Straughn. 

George C. French, North Texas, moved that the 
Order of the Day for 10 A.M. on Monday, May 8, 
be the election of the Members of the Judicial 
Council. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 
Social Creed Lynu Harold Hough, New York East, on a ques- 
tion of privilege for the Conferencej called the 



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Committee on 
Judiciary, 
Report No. 3 



attention of the body to the fact that previous ac- ^ ^^^ ^ 
tion had set apart May 8, for the consideration of '^^^'^" 
the report of the Committee on Membership and ^<^^i^a 
Temporal Economy concerning "A Social Creed 
for United Methodism," but that in as much as sociai creed 
the report had not been printed, by common con- 
sent we request the Committee to have it printed 
in the Daily Advocate of Monday, May 8, for 
consideration on May 9. This action v^^as taken by 
common consent. 

G. M. Davenport, North Alabama, moved that '"^"^J.^J^J.;, 
the Conference proceed to receive nominations 
from the floor for membership on the Judicial 
Council. The motion was duly seconded. Leslie 
J. Lyons, Missouri, moved to amend by making 
the matter the Order of the Day immediately fol- 
lowing recess this morning. Dr. Davenport ac- 
cepted the amendment, and the motion prevailed. 

Francis R. Bayley, Baltimore, Chairman, re- 
quested that Report No. 3 of the Committee on 
Judiciary, printed on page 258 of the Daily Chris- 
tian Advocate, be taken up. By common consent 
this was done and the Secretary read the report. 
Dr. Bayley moved its adoption. The motion being 
seconded, Dr. Bayley spoke to the report, stating 
that the word "areas" in line 5 of the last para- 
graph should read "residences." 

Motion of J. Edgar Skillington, Central Penn- 
sylvania, duly seconded, prevailed extending the 
time of Dr. Bayley one minute in order to com- 
plete his remarks. 

M. A. Childers, West Texas, spoke to the report, 
stating that if "areas" and "residences" mean the 
same thing he was in favor of joining the Chair- 
man of the Committee in making the change, but 
if they were different he suggested voting for the 
report as printed. Dr. Bayley made a brief state- 
ment and M. A. Childers withdrew his suggestion. 

L. P. Wasson, North Mississippi, spoke to the 
report suggesting a different method for the as- 
signment of the Bishops. 

Orien W. Fifer, Indiana, spoke in favor of the 
report, with the word "residences" inserted. 

Bishop Waldorf stated that he understood the 
word "residences" was accepted, and therefore is 
in the report. No objection was raised. 



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MAY 6 

Eleventh Day 

Morning 

Committee on 
Judiciary, 
Report No. 3 



Reconsider 



Time Limit 



South Central 
Jurisdiction 



Sui)port of 
Bishops 



J. W. Mills, Texas, moved the previous question. 
The motion, duly seconded, prevailed and the pre- 
vious question was ordered. 

The report, with the word "residences" inserted 
for the word ''areas," was adopted. For report, 
see Appendix, "Special Standing Committees," 
page 819. 

Frank W. Court, Upper Iowa, moved a recon- 
sideration of Calendar No. 14, Report No. 2 of 
the Committee on Membership and Temporal 
Economy, adopted May 4, in order to make the 
following amendment to Paragraph 439 by adding 
the words "on nomination of the Nominating 
Committee, of which the pastor shall be Chair- 
man," in the sixth line. The motion, duly sec- 
onded, did not prevail. 

George W. Henson, Philadelphia, speaking for 
the Committee of Elected Chairmen, moved that, 
beginning at this time, speeches be limited for 
delegates to three minutes and for the Chairmen 
of Committees to five minutes. The motion was 
duly seconded. 

J. Edgar Skillington, Central Pennsylvania, 
moved that the Rules be suspended that the mat- 
ter might be considered. The motion, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed. The Rules were suspended and 
the motion of George W. Henson prevailed. 

J. N. R. Score, Central Texas, as a matter of 
privilege, presented the report of the delegates of 
the South Central Jurisdiction relative to Annual 
Conference boundaries. By common consent the 
report was order to record. For report, see Ap- 
pendix, "Jurisdictions," page 863. 

L. 0. Hartman, New England, presented the 
following resolution and moved its reference to 
the Committee on Enabling Acts and Legal 
Forms : 

Resolved, That, pending appropriate action by the Gen- 
eral Conference, the Book Committee of the former Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church and the Publishing Agents of 
the former Methodist Episcopal Church, South, shall be 
given joint responsibility in securing funds for Episcopal 
support and for fixing and paying the salaries and allow- 
ances of the effective Bishops and the allowances for the 
retired Bishops and the widows and minor children of 
deceased Bishops. 

The motion was duly seconded. W. F. Bryan, 
Texas, Chairman of the Committee on Member- 



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Morning 

Support of 
Bishops 



ship and Temporal Economy, stated that his Com- may e 
mittee had this matter under consideration and ei^eventhday 
would bring in a report later. 

Dr. Hartman spoke in favor of his motion to 
refer. The motion to refer was adopted. 

A. Wesley Pugh, North Indiana, raised a ques- 
tion as to whether or not this resolution had ref- 
erence to all the Bishops, including those who 
have been elected Missionary Bishops? The Chair 
replied that the report refers to "Episcopal sup- 
port" and includes all Bishops. 

Arba Martin, Ohio, moved to reconsider Cal- Reconsider 
endar No. 24, Report No. 3 of the Committee on 
Membership and Temporal Economy, adopted 
May 5, for the purpose of considering the number 
of Trustees in an Annual Conference and moving 
an amendment thereto. The motion, duly sec- 
onded, did not prevail. 

Thomas D. Ellis, South Georgia, presented the Reference 
following resolutions and moved their reference 
to the Committee on Enabling Acts and Legal 
Forms : 

Whereas, it is necessary at all times to safeguard the 
titles to and interest in the property of The Methodist 
Church, local and general, and to protect the interest of 
the various organizations of said Church in trust and 
other forms of holding property; therefore be it 

Resolved, That we authorize the Bishops of the Juris- 
dictional Conference within which a suit or suits may be 
brought, if in their judgment it is proper to do so, to 
employ competent attorneys to defend and protect the 
interests of The Methodist Church, local and general, in 
such property and to cause such suit or suits to be brought 
as may in their judgment be necessary to protect the 
interests of The Methodist Church. 

If an emergency arises and it appears to one of the 
Bishops that action should be taken quickly, he may do so 
until the opinion of the Bishops of the Jurisdictional Con- 
ference may be obtained. In such case or cases, the ex- 
pense of such litigation and such employment of at- 
torneys, properly payable by the Church, shall be paid 
out of such general fund as may be provided to pay 
the expenses of the General Confei'ence, or from such 
fund or funds as may be designated by the General Con- 
ference for the purpose. 

The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Edgar R. Heckman, Central Pennsylvania, one Reconsider 
of the Associate Secretaries, under a question of 
privilege, in behalf of the Secretarial Staff, pre- 
sented the following: 



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M or wing 
Reconsider 



MAY 6 When Calendar No. 7, Report No. 1 of the Committee 

Eleventh Day on Membership and Temporal Economy, was being con- 
sidered on May 2, it was stated that "class or unit leaders" 
were not to be included in the membership of the Official 
Board, according to Paragraph 430, so that the Board 
might not be too large. 

Later, Robert G. McCutchan, Northwest Indiana, at- 
tempted to secure adoption of a resolution to include the 
Director of Music as a member of the Official Board. 

Oscar T. Olson, Northeast Ohio, offered an amendment 
to amend Paragraph 430 as follows: "and where desired, 
the Director of Music." 

None of the Secretarial Staff understood the motion to 
include the words "the leaders" to be inserted after the 
word "Stewards" in the fifth line of Paragraph 430 as 
appears in the Daily Christian Advocate. 

The Chairman of the Committee in charge of this 
Report accepted the suggestion relative to "director of 
music," but had no knowledge of having accepted the 
words "the leaders." 

The Committee on the Journal also, from their notes, 
did not have this item. 

It is therefore asked by common consent that this be 
inserted by the Committee on the Journal. 

Daniel L. Marsh, New England, moved that we 
reconsider Calendar No. 7, Report No. 1 of the 
Committee on Membership and Temporal Econ- 
omy, that these words might be included. 

W. F. Bryan, Texas, Chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Membership and Temporal Economy, 
approved the statement just made so far as the 
Committee was concerned. 

The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Daniel L. Marsh, New England, then moved 
that the words be inserted. 

Oscar T. Olson, Northeast Ohio, explained that 
he had submitted his amendment in writing, and 
that the record of the Daily Christian Advocate 
was correct. 

Arthur A. Callaghan, Maine, inquired whether 
the term "the leaders" was meant to include 
"Class Leaders or Unit Leaders." Dr. Olson 
stated that his amendment included both. 

The motion of Dr. Marsh, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed. The report was then adopted, as amended. 
For report, see Appendix, "General Standing 
Committees," page 509. 
Riues Frank C. Propert, New Jersey, presented the 

following resolution and moved its adoption: 

Resolved, That the Committee on Rules of this Con- 
ference be continued and instructed to p'repare and to 



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submit to the General Conference rules for the conduct of MAY 6 
the business of that Conference. EueventhDay 



Morning 
Discipline 



The motion, duly seconded, prevailed, 
Frank C. Propert, New Jersey, presented the 
following and moved its reference to the Commit- 
tee on Enabling Acts and Legal Forms : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Enabling Acts and 
Legal Forms be requested to prepare and submit to this 
Conference a report expressly fixing the effective date of 
the new Discipline of The Methodist Church, except as 
to those provisions for which effective dates may be ex- 
pressly stated elsewhere in that Discipline. 

The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Ernest W. Peterson, Oregon, presented the fol- ^'^f,"^^ "^'"^ 
lowing and moved its reference to the Committee 
on Missions : 

A few months ago American Methodism lost from her 
midst Dr. Clarence True Wilson, militant foe of alcohol 
and all forms of unrighteousness. 

I move that the General Standing Committee on Mis- 
sions, to which has been referred all matters pertaining 
to the temperance work of the Church, be requested to 
prepare a suitable memoir and tribute concerning the 
late Dr. Clarence True Wilson, for over a quarter of a 
century the militant leader of the temperance forces of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church, for adoption by this 
Uniting Conference and publication in the Journal. 

The motion duly seconded prevailed. 

J. Edgar Skillington, Central Pennsylvania, 
presented an amendment to Standing Rule 31 and 
also a resolution as to a uniform term to be used 
in addressing the Chair. Motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed that these be referred, without reading, 
to the Committee on Rules for their consideration 
and report. 

W. F. Dunkle, Florida, presented the following 
and moved its reference to the Committee on En- 
abling Acts and Legal Forms : 

Whereas the Plan of Union under the caption of 
Procedure in Article VI says, "All Annual Conferences 
of the three Churches shall retain their existing status 
until by the action of the Uniting Conference it shall be 
determined otherwise," and whereas the boundaries of 
some Annual Conferences have been changed by the 
creating of Jurisdictions and others may be changed here 
by the delegates from the several Jurisdictions as provided 
in Article VIII of the Plan of Union; and whereas these 
changes may produce some confusion as to the status of 
the Conferences thus affected; therefore be it 



Referred 



Annual 

Conferences 



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MAY 6 

Eleventh Day 

Morning 

Annual Con- 
ferences 



Committee on 
Publishing 
Interests, 
Report No. 5 
— "Publish- 
ing Agents" 



Committee on 
Education, 
Report No. 2 
— "Sugges- 
tions in 
Episcopal 
Address" 



Committee on 
Membership 
and Tem- 
poral Econ- 
omy, 

Report No. 4 
— "Board of 
Lay Activi- 
ties" 



Recess 
Reconvened 



Resolved and Enacted by the Uniting Ccniference: 

1. That Annual Conferences of The Methodist Church 
from and after the adjournment of the Uniting Conference 
shall be those named in the Discipline with such powers 
and duties and bounds as described in the Discipline ; 

2. That any Annual Conference which existed at the 
time of the meeting of the Uniting Conference may have 
one or more sessions to finish its business and arrange for 
the corporate and institutional areas. 

The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Calendar No, 26, Report No. 5 of the Committee 
on Publishing Interests, printed on page 221 of 
the Daily Christian Advocate and entitled "Pub- 
lishing Agents," was presented by Paul N. Gar- 
ber, Western North Carolina, Chairman, who 
stated that there would be no increase in overhead 
in the adoption of the report. Dr. Garber re- 
quested Charles C. Jarrell, North Georgia, Chair- 
man of the Subcommittee on Administration of 
the General Committee, to explain the report. 
Dr, Jarrell explained the report and moved its 
adoption. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 
For report, see Appendix, "General Standing 
Committees," page 637. 

Calendar No. 27, Report No. 2 of the Committee 
on Education, printed on page 221 of the Daily 
Christian Advocate and entitled "Suggestions in 
Episcopal Address," was presented by Paul Quil- 
lian, Texas, Chairman, who explained its pro- 
visions and moved its adoption. The motion, duly 
seconded, prevailed. For report, see Appendix, 
"General Standing Committees," page 595. 

Calendar No. 28, Report No. 4 of the Committee 
on Membership and Temporal Economy, printed 
on pages 221 and 222 of the Daily Christian Ad- 
vocate, and entitled "Board of Lay Activities," 
was presented by W. F. Bryan, Texas, Chairman, 
who stated that the overhead would be increased 
because provision is made in the report for Juris- 
dictional Conferences to have Secretaries of Lay 
Activities. Dr. Bryan requested Edgar T. Welch, 
Erie, to present the report. Brother Welch ex- 
plained the report and moved its adoption. 

The Conference recessed at 10 :30 a.m. 

Bishop Waldorf called the Conference to order 
at 10:40 A.M. The Conference joined in singing 
the Doxology. Dr. Houghton announced and the 
Conference joined in singing a new hymn on 



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MAY 6 

EuEVENTH Day 

Morning 

Thomas 
Hamilton 
Lewis 



Courtesy to 
British 
Delegates 



Unification, "Clear the Way for the Eternal," 
composed by Dr. William L. Stidger. The musi- 
cal arrangement was by Dr. Houghton. 

Leonard B. Smith, Maryland, was recognized 
on a matter of courtesy and stated that the flowers 
in front of the Secretary's desk had been placed 
there by a visiting member of the Maryland Con- 
ference, Methodist Protestant Church, in memory 
of Thomas Hamilton Lfewis, a prominent member 
of the Methodist Protestant Church, and a great 
leader in the cause of Unification. 

Harry E. Woolever, Central New York, as 
a matter of courtesy, stated that the Fraternal 
Delegates from the Methodist Church of Great 
Britain had reached Washington, and read a tele- 
gram from the District Superintendent, stating: 

The President graciously received Dr. and Mrs. Bond, 
Mr. Foot, and myself today and requested me to express 
to Bishop Hughes his deep regret over inability to go to 
Kansas City. We entertained in their honor and took 
them to Mount Vernon. 

Bishop Waldorf inquired of the Conference committee on 
whether it wished to take up the Order of the fnTSl''' 
Day — namely, the nominations for membership p^^' ^'=''"- 
on the Judicial Council — or to continue considera- Report no. 4 
tion of the pending report. (continued) 

Motion of Nathan Newby, Pacific, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed that we complete consideration 
of the pending report. 

Fred D. Stone, Rock River, moved to amend 
Paragraph 604 by substituting the word "Board" 
for the word "General" at the end of the first line. 
The motion was duly seconded. 

Herbert J. Burgstahler, Upper Iowa, spoke in 
favor of the amendment. 

Alfred C. Crawford, Rock River, raised the 
point of order that the General Conference of the 
former Methodist Episcopal Church, South, elec- 
ted the Executive Secretary of the General Board 
of Lay Activities. 

Francis R. Bayley, Baltimore, Chairman of the 
Committee on Judiciary, reminded the Confer- 
ence that a similar question had been referred to 
the Committee on Judiciary, and that they were 
going forward in their consideration of the matter 
as rapidly as possible. Dr. Bayley stated that he 



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^^^ ^ thought the matter of the point of order could be 

Eleventh Day j^^j^ ^^ abeyance until the Committee on Judiciary 

Morning j^^^j reportcd on the matter. This statement was 

^"M^be^hi*" accepted by the Conference, by common consent, 

anTTem- and the amendment of Fred D. Stone was adopted. 

poi^i Econ- Tj^Qj^^g j3 gjijg^ gQ^^j^ Georgia, moved to 

KeportNo. 4 amend Paragraph 608, line 1, by substituting the 
word "may" for the word "shall," and that the 
same change be made in the report wherever the 
word "shall" appears with reference to the Juris- 
dictional Conference. The motion was duly sec- 
onded, but was accepted by Chairman Welch. 

William K. Anderson moved to amend Para- 
graph 625 by substituting the words "Chairman of 
Lay Activities" for the words "Charge Lay Lead- 
er" found in the second line. The motion was 
duly seconded and Dr. Anderson spoke to the 
amendment. 

Arba Martin, Ohio, asked if the term "Chair- 
man of Lay Activities" refers to men only. Bishop 
Waldorf replied that in his judgment it did not, 
as a woman is a layman. 

Lynn Harold Hough, New York East, raised a 
point of order relative to the amendment of T. D. 
Ellis, asking if it referred to all reports or to this 
particular report. The Chair stated that it re- 
ferred to this report alone. 

The amendment of W. K. Anderson was not 
adopted. 

D. Stewart Patterson, Baltimore, moved to 
amend Paragraph 615 as follows : After the word 
"the," end of line 2, insert the words "lay mem- 
bers of the" ; after the word "Conference" in line 
3 place a period ; strike out the remainder of the 
paragraph and insert in place thereof the follow- 
ing: "Nominations shall be made by the Confer- 
ence Board of Lay Activities, and other nomina- 
tions may be made from the floor." The motion 
being duly seconded, Brother Patterson spoke to 
the question. The amendment was adopted. 

D. Stewart Patterson, Baltimore, mpved to 
amend Paragraph 620 by adding in line 5, after 
the words "District Superintendent," the follow- 
ing : "or by a Committee of the District Board of 
Lay Activities, of which Committee the District 
Superintendent may be a member." The motion 
was duly seconded. 



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George W. Henson, Philadelphia, spoke in favor 
of the amendment. The amendment was adopted. 

D. Stewart Patterson, Baltimore, moved to 
amend Paragraph 622 by striking out the words 
"The District Superintendent" and inserting 
therefor the words "The District Board of Lay- 
Activities." The motion, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed. 

Charles V. Adams, Central Pennsylvania, 
moved as a substitute for Paragraph 625 the fol- 
lowing: "The Charge Lay Leader shall be elected 
by the Official Board." The motion being duly 
seconded. Brother Adams spoke to the substitu- 
tion. 

W. K. Greene, North Carolina, spoke against 
the substitute. 

J. Edgar Skillington, Central Pennsylvania, 
spoke in favor of the substitution. 

G. M. Davenport, North Alabama, moved the 
previous question. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed and the previous question was ordered. 

The substitute was adopted. 

Lester S. Ivins, Ohio, called attention to a typo- 
graphical error in the third line from the bottom 
of Paragraph 603, stating that the word "and" 
had been omitted between the words "District" 
and "Conference" in said line. The chairman ac- 
cepted this correction. Lester S. Ivins then 
spoke in favor of the report. 

Thomas D. Ellis, South Georgia, moved the 
previous question on all before the Conference. 
The motion, duly seconded, prevailed and the pre- 
vious question was ordered. 

The Chairman closed the debate and the report 
was adopted, as am.ended. For report, see Ap- 
pendix, "General Standing Committees," page 521. 

The Order of the Day, nominations from the 
floor for membership on the Judicial Council, was 
then taken up. 

The following ministers were nominated from 
the Methodist Episcopal Church : Henry W. Bart- 
lay, Florida Conference, by David A. Boyd, 
Florida Conference; Thomas A. Stafford, North- 
ern Minnesota, by Henry L. Davis, Northwest 
Indiana. When informed that if elected Dr. Staf- 
ford would have to resign his present position as 



MAY 6 

Eleventh Day 

Morning 

Committee on 
Membership 
and Tem- 
poral Econ- 
omy, 
Report No. 4 



Nominations — 
Judicial 
Council 



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MAY 6 



Morning 

Nominations 
Judicial 
Council 



Executive Secretary of the Board of Pensions and 
ELEVENTH Day Relief^ H. L. Davis withdrew the nomination. 

The following laymen were nominated from 
the Methodist Episcopal Church: Howard C. 
Baldwin, Detroit Conference, by Paul G. Halm- 
huber, Detroit Conference; Fred B. Noble, Saint 
Johns River Conference, by George E. Farrar, 
Saint Johns River Conference; Joseph B. Ran- 
dolph, South Carolina Conference, by J. Harvey 
Smith, South Florida Conference; William H. 
Wilcox, Oklahoma Conference, by Ira M. Hargett, 
Oklahoma Conference. 

The following ministers were nominated from 
the Methodist Episcopal Church, South: J. W. 
Bergin, Central Texas Conference, by Frank P. 
Culver, Central Texas Conference; B. R. Turnip- 
seed, Upper South Carolina Conference, by Henry 
M. Stevenson, North Alabama Conference; Paul 
N. Garber, Western North Carolina Conference, 
by Mrs. T. H. Minga, North Texas Conference. 

The following laymen were nominated from the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, South : Sam G. Brat- 
ton, New Mexico Conference, by H. 0. Davidson, 
New Mexico Conference; R. B. Carr, North Ala- 
bama Conference, by G. M. Davenport, North 
Alabama Conference; H. B. McGinnis, Tennessee 
Conference, by John F. Baggett, Tennessee Con- 
ference; J. G. McGowen, North Mississippi Con- 
ference, by L. P. Wasson, North Mississippi 
Conference; Nathan Newby, Pacific Conference, 
by J. C. McPheeters, Pacific Conference; M. C. 
Redwine, Kentucky Conference, by W. L. Cash, 
Louisville Conference; T. D. Samford, Alabama 
Conference, by Zebulon Judd, Alabama Confer- 
ence; H. H. White, Louisiana Conference, by W. 
W. Holmes, Louisiana Conference; J. T. Ellison, 
Alabama Conference, by L. 0. Hartman, New 
England Conference; Mrs. J. W. Perry, Holston 
Conference, by W. G. Cram, Kentucky Confer- 
ence. 

On motion of Albert N. Smith, Northwest Kan- 
sas, duly seconded, the nominations were closed. 
Clyde 0. Law, West Virginia, moved that the 
nominees of the Council of Bishops and those 
made from the floor of the Conference be sepa- 
rated on the printed ballot. The motion, duly 
seconded, did not prevail. 



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Frank C. Propert, New Jersey, moved that 
Paragraph 604 of Calendar No. 28, Report No. 4 
of the Committee on Membership and Temporal 
Economy, as amended and adopted this morning, 
be referred to the Committee on Judiciary that 
they may report to us their opinion as to whether 
or not that paragraph as amended is unconstitu- 
tional. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Calendar No. 29, Report No. 5 of the Committee 
on Ministry and Judicial Administration, printed 
on pages 222 to 228 inclusive of the Daily Chris- 
tian Advocate and entitled "Offenses for Which a 
Bishop or a Traveling Preacher May Be Tried," 
was taken up for consideration. Orien W. Fifer, 
Indiana, Chairman of the Committee, requested 
Francis R. Bayley, Baltimore, Chairman of the 
subcommittee having in charge the preparation 
of this Report, to present it to the Conference. 
Dr. Bayley requested M. A. Childers, West Texas, 
Vice-Chairman of the subcommittee, to assist him. 
Dr. Bayley explained the revisions of the report 
and called attention to the fact that no provision 
was included for the trial of a Missionary Bishop, 
but that this would be covered by locating men in 
Jurisdictions who are in service in the foreign 
field, and therefore they would be amenable to 
the Jurisdictional Conferences. Dr. Bayley 
moved the adoption of the report. 

George A. Fowler, Rock River, moved to amend 
Paragraph 342, Article 2, by substituting the 
word "may" for the word "shall" in the third line 
from the end of the paragraph. The motion was 
duly seconded and Dr. Fowler spoke to the amend- 
ment. Dr. Bayley spoke against the proposed 
amendment. The amendment was not adopted. 

J. Edgar Skillington, Central Pennsylvania, 
moved to amend Paragraph 348-A by adding the 
following words: "and except also that in case of 
a charge involving dishonestly securing possession 
or being in possession of money or property, this 
limitation shall not apply if restitution has not 
been made." The motion was duly seconded. 
Dr. Skillington raised the question as to whether 
or not there was provision in this legislation for 
the trial of a person who may be alleged to have 
committed offense, being a member of one of these 



MAY 6 

Eleventh Day 

Morning 

Report No. 4 
on Member- 
ship and 
Temporal 
Economy 
Referred 



Committee on 
Ministry 
and Judicial 
Administra- 
tion, 

Report No. 5 
— "Offenses"' 



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MAY 6 

Eleventh Day 

Morning 

Committee on 
Ministry 
and Judicial 
Administra- 
tion, 

Repoi-t Nq. 5 
— "Offenses'" 



Judicial 
Council 



three Uniting Churches before this Conference 
sat and this legislation was passed. 

Nathan Newby, Pacific, being recognized, re- 
plied that a person can be tried only under the 
laws that obtained when the offense was com- 
mitted. 

Fred B. Noble, Saint Johns River, called at- 
tention to the fact that there was a five-year limi- 
tation in the 1936 Discipline of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, Paragraph 751 (f). 

Elmer E. Collins, Montana State, spoke in favor 
of the printed report. 

W. C. Perkins, Pittsburgh, raised the question 
as to the trial of a retired Bishop and the pro\as- 
ion made therefor. Dr. Bayley stated that the 
matter was taken care of in Paragraph 316. 

Leslie R. Burgum, North Dakota, moved the 
pending question. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed and the pending question was ordered. 

The Skillington amendment was not adopted. 

George C. French, North Texas, moved that 
Paragraph 348-A be deleted. The motion, duly 
seconded, did not prevail. 

Gurney P. Hood, North Carolina, moved the 
previous question on all before the Conference. 
The motion, duly seconded, prevailed and the pre- 
vious question was ordered. 

M. A. Childers closed the debate for the Com- 
mittee. He called attention to Section XV, Para- 
graphs 366 to 370 inclusive, and stated that the 
matter of Annual Conference Deaconess Boards 
was being considered by another committee, but 
had not been acted upon by the Uniting Confer- 
ence up to this time, and asked that, in the adop- 
tion of the Report, Section XV be adopted with 
the provision that whatever Board is provided by 
the Uniting Conference for the trial of a Deacon- 
ess, said Section XV be amended to conform there- 
to. 

The report was adopted. For report, see Ap- 
pendix, "General Standing Committees," page 463. 

Paul N. Garber, J. T. Ellison, and Mrs. J. W. 
Perry severally appeared before the Uniting Con- 
ference and requested that they be allowed to 
withdraw their names from the list of nominees 
for membership on the Judicial Council. Their 
request was granted by common consent. 



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Levi P. Goodwin, lowa-Des Moines, Chairman gj^^^J^^^^ 
of the Committee on Presiding Officers, presented 
the following report and moved its adoption. The Mominp 
report was adopted, as follows: 



Presiding 
OfBcers 



Report No. 4 

In accordance with the action of yesterday morning 
fixing the sessions of the Conference for next week, your 
Committee presents the following selections for Presid- 
ing Officers: 

Monday, May 8 — 8:30 A.M., Bishop A. Frank Smith; 
2:15 P.M., Bishop H. Lester Smith; 7:45 p.m., Bishop 
Ivan Lee Holt. 

Tuesday, May 9 — 8:30 A.M., Bishop Francis J. Mc- 
Connell; 2:15 P.M., Bishop J. C. Broomfield; 7:45 P.M., 
Bishop Edgar Blake. 

Wednesday, May 10 — 8:30 A.M., Bishop C. C. Selecman; 
2:15 P.M., Bishop Titus Lowe; 7:45 P.M., The Three Co- 
Chairmen of the Joint Commission on Union. 

Levi P. Goodwin, Chavrman. 

Bishop Edwin H. Hughes, for the Council of 
Bishops, presented a letter from the Federal 
Council of Churches of Christ in America. On 
motion of Costen J. Harrell, Tennessee, seconded 
by John W. Langdale, New York East, the letter 
was received and ordered to record, as follows : 



Letter from 
Federal 
Council of 
Churches 



Bishop Edwin Holt Hughes, Bishop John M. Moore, Rev. 

James H. ^traughn, D.D., Kansas City, Mo. 
Dear Friends: In behalf of the Federal Council of the 
Churches of Christ in America we desire to express our 
heartfelt interest in the great Conference which is effect- 
ing the unification of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and the Method- 
ist Protestant Church. We rejoice that under the lead- 
ings of the Holy Spirit this unprecedented achievement in 
Christian unity has been brought about. We extend 
fraternal greetings in behalf of the other Christian bodies 
associated in the Federal Council and pray God's richest 
blessings upon your gathering. 

We gratefully recognize the fact that the reunion of 
your three denominations is the greatest ever achieved 
in Christian history in the number of people affected. It 
is our earnest hope and belief that the influence of your 
reunion may have a profound and far-reaching effect 
upon American Christianity as a whole and that the ex- 
ample which you have set may soon be followed by other 
denominational families. 

It is a matter of deep satisfaction to us that the Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church, the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South, and the Methodist Protestant Church have all been 
associated with the Federal Council of the Churches of 
Christ in America from the very beginning. It would 
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MAY 6 three churches have made to church federation and unity 

Eleventh Day through the leadership given by your outstanding person- 

Marning alitics and also through the devoted interest of the rank 

and file of your membership. 
Fedeilr" We rejoice that The Methodist Church will now take 

Council of the place of your three former denominations in the 
Churches membership of the Federal Council and we earnestly covet 
your continuing and ever-increasing participation in the 
fellowship and service of the Council. We are sure that 
it is not necessary to request you to continue to make 
provision for undiminished financial support of the Coun- 
cil under the new aiTangements which will be made in 
connection with your reunion, but in order that this item 
may not run the risk of being overlooked in the pressure 
of the weighty matters which you will be considering at 
Kansas City we would respectfully suggest that in some 
proper way you make certain that the present contribu- 
tions from your three bodies be continued and, if possible, 
increased. 

With hearty congratulations and boundless good wishes, 
we remain, 

Fraternally yours, 

George A. Buttrick, President; 

John R. Mott, Vice-President; 

Samuel McCrea Cavert, General Secretary. 



Telegram 

from Mayor 
LaGuardia 



Bishop Waldorf read to the Conference the 
following telegram : 



Invitation 
Referred 



Announce- 
ments 



Adjournment 



Lud H. Estes, Secretary, Kansas City, Mo. 

Sincere congratulations to your Uniting Conference 
over its ideal accomplishment in so happily combining 
three of America's gi-eat denominations for service to 
America. 

F. H. LaGuardia, Mayor, City of New York. 

Motion of John F. Baggett, Tennessee, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed referring to the Commission on 
Entertainment of the General Conference of 1940 
Mayor LaGuardia's invitation to hold the first 
General Conference of The Methodist Church in 
New York City. 

Motion of Joseph M. M. Gray, Detroit, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed that after the necessary an- 
nouncements we adjourn. 

Various announcements were made and the 
Conference adjourned with the benediction pro- 
nounced by Bishop William F. Anderson. 



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MONDAY MORNING, MAY 8, 1939 

Bishop A. Frank Smith called the Conference to 
order at 8:30 A.M., for the session of the twelfth 
day and announced that Bishop James C. Baker 
would be in charge of the worship service and that 
Bishop Edgar Blake would bring the devotional 
message. Bishop Blake brought a timely message 
from the Parable of the Fig Tree as found in the 
thirteenth chapter of the Gospel by St. Luke. 

The report of the Committee on Journal was 
adopted, as folows : 

We have examined the Journal and found it correct. 
Joseph D. Piper, Chairman; 
John R. Kenney, Secretary. 

Earl B. Brown, Northeast Ohio, Chairman, pre- 
sented Report No. 9 of the Committee on Creden- 
tials, and moved its adoption without reading, the 
report to be printed in tomorrow's Daily Chris- 
tian Advocate. The motion, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed. For report, see Appendix, "Special Stand- 
ing Committees," page 837. 

W. F. Bryan, Texas, Chairman of the Commit- 
tee on Membership and Temporal Economy, 
moved that consideration of Calendar Reports 
Nos. 42 and 43, being Reports Nos. 5 and 6 of the 
committee dealing with the financial plan for the 
Church, be made the Order of the Day for Tues- 
day, May 9, at 10 A.M. The motion, duly second- 
ed, prevailed. 

J. Edgar Skillington, Central Pennsylvania, 
Chairman of the Committee on Rules, presented 
Report No. 7 of the Committee, printed on page 
293 of the Daily Christian Advocate, and request- 
ed that it be read. The Secretary read the report 
to the Conference. Dr. Skillington asked common 
consent to make the following change for the 
clarification of the report: Strike out, beginning 
in line 11, the words "consideration of the ma- 
jority report, together with amendments proposed 
thereto, shall have been completed," and substi- 
tuting therefor the following: "the report of the 
committee has had such consideration as the Con- 
ference may wish to give it." Common consent 
was granted. On motion of Dr. Skillington, duly 
seconded, the report was adopted. For report. 



MAY 8 

Twelfth Day 

Morning 
Opening 



Journal 



Committee on 
Credentials, 
Report No. 9 



Committee on 
Membership 
and Tem- 
poral Econ- 
omy, Re- 
ports Nos. 
5 and 6 



Committee on 
Rules, 
Report No. 7 



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MAY 8 

Twelfth Day 

Morning 

Committee on 
Rules, 
Report No. 8 



World Council 
of Churches 



see Appendix, "Special Standing Committees," 
page 827. 

Report No. 8 of the same committee, printed on 
page 293 of the Daily Christian Advocate, was 
presented by the Chairman and read to the Con- 
ference by the Secretary. On motion of Dr. Skil- 
lington, duly seconded, the report was adopted. 
For report, see Appendix, "Special Standing Com- 
mittees," page 828. 

The Chair recognized Bishop Edwin H. Hughes 
on a matter of personal privilege. Bishop Hughes 
stated he had received an invitation from the of- 
ficers of the Provisional Committee of the World 
Council of Churches, asking the Methodist Epis- 
copal Church to become a member of that great 
body, and that Dr. John R. Mott, a member of 
the Uniting Conference, was one of the Provision- 
al Officers of that organization. He requested Dr. 
Mott to come to the platform. Dr. Mott, being 
recognized, offered the following resolution: 



A letter has been received by Bishop Hughes from the 
officers of the Provisional Committee of the World Council 
of Churches, inviting the Methodist Episcopal Church to 
join this World Council. Presumably such an invitation 
has been sent, as well, to other branches of Methodism. 

While it evidently does not lie within the province of 
this Uniting Conference to accept this invitation in an of- 
ficial way, we do vote to send it to the General Conference 
of 1940 with a recommendation for favorable action. 



Leave of 
Absence 



Referred 



On motion of Dr. Mott, duly seconded, the reso- 
lution was adopted. 

The Chairman of the Sub-subcommittee on As- 
signment of Bishops asked that the members of 
this committee be excused from the afternoon and 
evening sessions of today in order that the com- 
mittee might meet at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. to complete 
their work. Permission was granted, by common 
consent. 

Fred D. Stone, Rock River, offered the follow- 
ing resolution : 



Resolved, That the Committee on Enabling Acts, in con- 
sidering the motion of L. O. Hartman presented to this 
Conference on Saturday, May 6, and referred to them, be 
requested to consider the matter as including the Book 
Committees or Publishing Boards of the three former 
Chui-ches that are participating parties to this Union. 



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The resolution, on motion of Dr. Stone, duly 
seconded, was referred to the Committee on Ena- 
bling Acts and Legal Forms. 

On motion of Thomas D. Ellis, South Georgia, 
duly seconded, the following resolution was adopt- 
ed: 

Resolved, That we i*equest the Council of Bishops to 
formulate and present to the Uniting Conference for its 
adoption a program for The Methodist Church in the fol- 
lowing areas: 

1. The advancement of the spiritual life of the Church. 

2. Increased support of the Benevolences. 

3. The deepening of the educational and missionary 
conviction of the Church. 

4. A comprehensive and forward-looking program in 
every Local Church. 

Signed: T. D. Ellis, John W. Langdale, James A. James, 
L. O. Hartman, Harold Paul Sloan, Fred D. Stone, Harry 
E. Woolever, Robert B. Stansell, J. W. Hawley, W. F. 
McMurry, Orien W. Fifer, W. G. Henry, W. F. Bryan, 
Charles M. Meeks, Harry Denman, Ralph W. Sockman, 
M. S. Rice, W. C. Perkins, Wm. H. LaPrade, O. W. Auman, 
W. P. King. 

Bishop HugPies stated that the Council of Bish- 
ops unanimously approved this resolution and 
would greatly rejoice in its adoption. 

At the request of Francis R. Bayley, Baltimore, 
Chairman of the Committee, the Secretary read 
Report No. 4 of the Committee on Judiciary, 
printed on page 292 of the Daihj Christian Advo- 
cate. 

Dr. Bayley explained its provisions and moved 
its adoption. The motion, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed. For report, see Appendix, "Special Stand- 
ing Committees," page 820. 

Report No. 5 of the same Committee, printed 
on page 293 of the Daily Advocate, was read by 
the Secretary at the request of Dr. Bayley, who 
moved its adoption. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed. For report, see Appendix, "Special 
Standing Committees," page 820. 

Dr. Bayley, on a matter of privilege, moved 
that the Secretary of the Uniting Conference 
write a letter of thanks to Rev. W. G. McKenney, 
Baltimore Conference of the former Methodist 
Episcopal Church, for the gift of a gavel being 
used today and brought to the Uniting Conference 
by S. S. McKenney, Texas Conference of the form- 



MAY 8 

TwEUTH Day 

Morning 

Advance 
Program 



Committee on 
Judiciary, 
Report No. 4 



Committee on 
Judiciary, 
Report No. 5 



Courtesy 
Resolution 



296 



Journal of the Uniting Conference 



MAY 8 

Twelfth Day 

Morning 

Greetings to 
European 
Methodists 



Thanksgiving 
Resohition 



Referred to 
Business 
Committee 



er Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and a 
brother of W. G. McKenney. The motion, duly 
seconded, prevailed. 

The following resolution, presented by Ralph 
E. Diffendorfer, Rock River, was, on his motion, 
duly seconded, adopted : 

GREETINGS TO EUROPEAN METHODISTS 

The Uniting Conference of The Methodist Church con- 
vened in Kansas City, Missouri, U. S. A., on April 26, 1939, 
sends fraternal greetings to our brethren in Europe. 
Through your representatives who are to assemble in 
Copenhagen, Denmark, for fellowship and the discussion 
of matters of mutual concern, we assure you of our con- 
tinued love and co-operation as a part of our world-wide 
Methodism. 

We commend to you the spirit of unity — the Christ 
which dominates our present assembly. We pray that the 
blessing of God and the guidance of the Holy Spirit be 
yours to the end and that your respective lands and the 
entire Continent of Europe may be led to accept the Gos- 
pel of Christ as the only sure hope of peace and salvation 
for all men and nations. 

Leslie R. Burgum, North Dakota, presented the 
following resolution : 

I move that the last Thursday of November in this 
present year be made a day of Thanksgiving to God 
throughout The Methodist Church for the perfecting of 
the union we now enjoy, and that the various agencies of 
our Church co-operate in such observance; and that, since 
this year marks the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary 
of the issuance of the first Thanksgiving Day Proclamation 
by George Washington in the month of November, 1789, 
then to a new nation and to a new Church, pai'ticular at- 
tention be paid to the content of that message and to its 
value for a people who seek to make vital religion effec- 
tive in our national life. 

The motion being duly seconded. Dr. Burgum 
spoke to the question. The motion prevailed. 

George C. French, North Texas, moved the fol- 
lowing : 

I move that we do now refer the question of studying 
the written Constitutions now found in the Disciplines of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Methodist Prot- 
estant Church to a special committee, with instructions 
to report to this Conference, for its consideration not later 
than 11 A.M., Tuesday, May 9, 1939; and that said Special 
Committee be composed as follows: 

One clerical and one lay representative to be elected by 
and from the delegates from the various Annual Confer- 
ences now composing our Jurisdictional and Central Con- 
ferences. 



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The motion was duly seconded. Thomas D. El- 
lis, South Georgia, moved its reference to the 
Business Committee. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed. 

Motion of Daniel L. Marsh, New England, duly 
seconded, prevailed that we do now take up the 
Calendar. 

John B. F. Yoak, Jr., Western Virginia, Calen- 
dar Secretary, moved that Calendar No. 43, Re- 
port No. 6 of the Committee on Membership and 
Temporal Economy, and Calendar No. 52, Report 
No. 11 of the Committee on Conferences, be re- 
ferred back to their respective Committees, as 
both reports had been inadvertently passed with- 
out a quorum being present, and that the Reports 
retain their place on the Calendar. The motion, 
duly seconded, prevailed. 

Orien W. Fifer, Indiana, Chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Ministry and Judicial Administration, 
moved that Calendar No. 61, Report No. 12 of the 
Committee, printed on page 311 of the Daily 
Christian Advocate, exchange places on the Cal- 
endar with Calendar No. 30, Report No. 6 of the 
same Committee, printed on page 228 of the Daily 
Christian Advocate, as this exchange of reports 
would expedite the business of the Conference. 
The motion, duly seconded, prevailed by more 
than the two-thirds majority. 

Dr. Fifer then presented Calendar No. 61, Re- 
port No. 12 of the Committee on Ministry and 
Judicial Administration, and requested that the 
Conference give common consent for the follow- 
ing changes before the report was read by the 
Secretary. The Conference, by common consent, 
separately approved the following changes : Omit 
the third paragraph, which is in parentheses, and 
starts with the word "Suggestion" ; at the close of 
Section 3 strike out the last sentence, which reads 
as follows: "Said Bishops shall have their rela- 
tion to the Jurisdictional Conferences in the 
United States." In Section 4 let the last line read, 
"already fixed by the Uniting Conference." Re- 
arrange the paragraphs, letting Section 5 follow 
Section 1, becoming Section 2; Section 4 should 
be Section 3; Section 3 should be Section 4; and 
Section 2 should be Section 5. 

Dr. Fifer then explained the provisions of the 



MAY 8 

Twelfth Day 
Morning 

Calendar 



Referred Back 



Exchange 



Committee on 
Ministry 
and Judicial 
Administra- 
tion, Re- 
port No. 12 



298 



Journal of the Uniting Conference 



MAY 8 

Twelfth Day 

Morning 

Committee on 
Ministry 
and Judicial 
Administra- 
tion, Re- 
port No. 12 



Temperance 
Address of 
Bishop 
Hughes 



Election of 
Members of 
the Judicial 
Council 



report and moved its adoption. The motion was 
duly seconded. 

Ralph E. Diffendorfer, Rock River, asked a 
question relative to Sections 6 and 7 as to whether 
their adoption would mean that we are perma- 
nently adopting the policy of Missionary Bishops. 
Dr. Fifer answered in the negative. 

Francis R. Bayley, Baltimore, being recognized, 
stated: "I do not so understand that this com- 
mits us to a permanent policy of the Missionary 
Bishops: but these two sections, it seems to me, 
are absolutely necessary for this ad interim 
period." 

Motion of John F. Baggett, Tennessee, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed that the time be extended to 
complete the pending matters, as the Order of 
the Day was near at hand. 

A. Wesley Pugh, North Indiana, stated, as the 
author of Sections 6 and 7, that they were adopted 
in the committee meeting with the understanding 
that they would become a special section in the 
chapter on Episcopacy. Dr. Fifer concurred in 
the statement and asked common consent of the 
Conference for the Editors of the Discipline to 
allocate Sections 6 and 7 properly. Common con- 
sent was granted. 

Arlo A. Brown, Newark, moved the pending 
question. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed 
and the pending question was ordered. 

Dr. Fifer requested that the words "not in- 
cluded in Central Conferences," in lines 5 and 6 
of Section 3, be stricken out. This was done by 
common consent. 

The Report was then adopted. For report, see 
Appendix, "General Standing Committees," page 
497. 

Leslie J. Lyons, Missouri, moved that the tem- 
perance address of Bishop Edwin H. Hughes, de- 
livered yesterday afternoon, be printed in the 
Daily Christian Advocate. The motion, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed. 

The Order of the Day having arrived, the Con- 
ference proceeded to the election of members of 
the Judicial Council. The Secretary explained the 
method of taking the vote and assigned the tellers 
to their stations at the request of John J. Bunting, 
Wilmington, Secretary of Ballots and Tellers. 



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Daniel L. Marsh, New England, moved that a ^^'^ ^ 
majority vote be required for election. The mo- twelfth day 
tion, duly seconded, prevailed. Morning 

George C. French, North Texas, moved that no Election of 
ballot be counted as legal that has fewer or more ^e'"ju'diciai 
than the number called for upon that particular council 
ballot. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Gideon I. Humphreys, Maryland, being recog- 
nized, requested permission to withdraw his name 
from the list of nominees. This was granted by 
common consent. 

Frank W. Court, Upper Iowa, moved that the 
delegates who are prevented from being present 
on account of illness be allowed the right to vote. 
There was no second to this motion. 

Carl K. Mahoney, Pacific Northwest, being rec- 
ognized, asked permission to withdraw his name 
from the list of nominees. This was granted by 
common consent. 

Arthur A. Callaghan, Maine, raised the question 
if any mark appearing against the name of a 
nominee would be valid. 

Ralph E. Diffendorfer, Rock River, moved that 
the mark be an X. The motion was duly second- 
ed. 

Fred D. Stone, Rock River, moved as an amend- 
ment that any mark clearly indicating the voter's 
choice would be valid. Dr. Diffendorfer and his 
second accepted the amendment, and the motion 
prevailed. 

The ballot was spread, the vote taken and de- 
clared officially closed, and the Tellers retired to 
determine the results, under the supervision of 
John J. Bunting, Wilmington, Secretary of Bal- 
lots and Tellers. 

George W. Henson, Philadelphia, Chairman, *^°^^^g*encrs" 
presented Calendar No. 31, Report No. 6 of the ReporrNo^G 
Committee on Conferences, printed on page 228 
of the Daily Christian Advocate, and moved its 
adoption with the substitution for Item (4) of the 
resolution of Frank C. Propert, New Jersey, 
which had been adopted Saturday, May 6, but 
with this additional sentence: "and to publish 
the same in the Church Press at least thirty days 
before the convening of the said Conference." 
The report as amended was then adopted on mo- 
tion of Dr. Henson, duly seconded. For report. 



300 



Journal of the Uniting Conference 



Recess 
Reconvene 



Kansas Wes- 
leyan Uni- 
versity 
Harmonic 
Choir 



**^Y 8 see Appendix, "General Standing Committees," 

TwEXJ-TH Day page 429. 

Morning The Blshop declared the Conference to be in 

recess. 

Bishop A. Frank Smith called the Conference 
to order at 10:40 a.m. 

Dr. James R. Houghton presented Bishop 
Charles L. Mead to the Conference. Bishop Mead 
in turn presented the Kansas Wesleyan tlniver- 
sity Harmonic Choir of Salina, Kansas. Under 
the leadership of Dr. Leon A. Wilgus the Choir 
rendered three beautiful selections. Bishop Smith, 
for the Conference, thanked Dr. Wilgus and the 
Choir for their contribution to the work of the 
Uniting Conference. 
Introductions Joseph M. M. Gray, Detroit, Chairman of the 
Committee on Courtesies, Privileges, and Intro- 
ductions, presented Bishop Charles L. Mead, 
Chairman of the Local Committee on Entertain- 
ment of the Uniting Conference, in order that 
Bishop Mead might present his co-workers who 
had so efficiently provided for the welfare of the 
delegates and visitors attending the Uniting Con- 
ference. Bishop Mead introduced the following: 
Bishop W. T. Watkins, Co-Chairman ; Dr. Thomas 
B. Mather, Executive Vice-President; Dr. C. E. 
Street, Secretary ; Mr. Kenneth Robertson, Treas- 
urer; Dr. E. L. Dixon, Dr. Edward Hislop, Dr. 
W. A. Keve, Ex-officio members of the Executive 
Committee. The following Committee Chairmen 
were introduced : Mr. R. Carter Tucker, Finance ; 
Mr. T. 0. Cunningham, Budget; Dr. E. J. Kulp, 
Hotels; Dr. E. L. Hobbs, Ushers; Mr. J. W. Miller, 
Transportation; Dr. W. C. Hanson, Hospitality; 
Mrs. Fred A. Lamb, Women's Activities; Dr. G. 
F. Tipton, Negro Activities ; Dr. S. B. Edmondson, 
Pulpit Supply; Mr. Powell Weaver, Music; Dr. 
King D. Beach, Broadcasting; Mr. C. M. Hayman, 
Restaurants; Mr. Frank Tucker, Press; Mr. Ed 
J. Barnes, Decorations; Rev. George Ryder, In- 
formation; Dr. Mills Anderson, Housing; Mrs. 
J. W. Showalter, Telephone ; Mr. A. A. McCullum, 
Post Office; Mr. W. J. Campbell, Physical Ar- 
rangements; Mr. George L. Goldman, Director of 
the Auditorium ; Mr. C. A. Mook, Superintendent 
of the Auditorium ; Mr. Abe W. Conners, Assist- 
ant Superintendent of the Auditorium; Mr. Ed 



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Roach, Loud Speaking Equipment Engineer; Mr. 
Lawrence Riley, Electrician. 

Dr. Gray spoke of the work of the women and 
then presented and introduced the Presidents of 
the Woman's Missionary Societies of the three 
former Churches : Mrs. J. W. Shell, Reserve, Pitts- 
burgh, President of the Woman's Missionary Con- 
vention of the Methodist Protestant Church ; Mrs. 
J. W. Perry, Holston, President of the Woman's 
Missionary Council of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South ; Mrs. W. H. C. Goode, Ohio, Presi- 
dent of the Woman's Home Missionary Society 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church ; Mrs. Thomas 
Nicholson, Upper Iowa, President of the Woman's 
Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church. 

Dr. Gray next introduced the Right Reverend 
Robert Nelson Spencer, Bishop of the Diocese of 
West Missouri, and the Very Reverend Claude W. 
Sprouse, Dean of Grace and Holy Trinity Cathe- 
dral. Each, in turn, briefly addressed the Confer- 
ence. 

Bishop Smith replied appropriately for the Con- 
ference, and also in behalf of the Conference 
thanked all those who in any way had contributed 
to the comfort and inspiration of the Uniting Con- 
ference. 

Bishop Smith called attention to the report of 
the Southeastern Jurisdiction Boundaries printed 
on page 292 of the Daily Christimi Advocate. Mo- 
tion of the Secretary, duly seconded, prevailed 
that it be received and go to record. 

Frank C. Propert, New Jersey, called the at- 
tention of the Conference to the fact that in the 
adoption of Reports Nos. 4 and 5 of the Committee 
on Judiciary, printed on pages 292 and 293 Daily 
Christian Advocate, certain sections of other re- 
ports, previously adopted by the Uniting Confer- 
ence, had been declared unconstitutional. He now 
moved that the subject matter of Paragraph 1208, 
Section 1, Calendar No. 18, Report No. 3 of the 
Committee on Publishing Interests, printed on 
page 189 of the Daily Christian Advocate, be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Publishing Interests, 
in order that they might present another section 
within the limits of the Plan of Union. The mo- 
tion, duly seconded, prevailed. 



MAY 8 

Twelfth Day 

Morning 
Introdiuctions 



Bishop 

Spencer and 
Dean 
Sprouse 
Address the 
Conference 



Southeastern 
Jurisdiction 
Boundaries 



Referred 



302 



Journal of the Uniting Confere7ice 



MAY 8 



Morning 
Referred 



Frank C. Propert, New Jersey, moved that 
Twelfth Day amended Paragraph 604, Calendar No. 28, Report 
No. 4 of the Committee on Membership and Tem- 
poral Economy, printed on page 221 of the Daily 
Christiayi Advocate, be referred to the Committee 
on Membership and Temporal Economy for re- 
statement in the light of Report No. 5 of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed. 

Certain papers on the Secretary's desk were re- 
ferred, by common consent, to the Committee of 
Reference. 

W. F. Dunkle, Florida, presented the following, 
which, on his motion, duly seconded, was re- 
ferred to the Committee on Enabling Acts and 
Legal Forms: 

A RESOLUTION PRECAUTIONARY 

In order to provide for any work or rule of the Church 
which may be inadvertently overlooked by the Uniting 
Conference; therefore be it 

Resolved, That any work or rule of any one of the three 
Uniting Churches which inadvertently has not been pro- 
vided for by the Uniting Conference, may and shall be 
provided for and administered as provided for in the Dis- 
ciplines of the aifected Churches until the General Con- 
ference shall provide otherwise. 



A Resolution 
Precaution- 
ary 



Excused 



Report of M. T. Plyler, North Carolina, presented the re- 

committee V^^ of the Special Committee on Memoirs, ap- 
on Memoirs pointed by the Committee on Publishing Inter- 
ests, and moved that it be placed on the Calen- 
dar. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Arthur A. Callaghan, Maine, Chairman of the 
Committee on Enabling Acts and Legal Forms, 
moved that the members of the Committee be ex- 
cused from attendance upon the afternoon ses- 
sion, in order that they might meet and complete 
their work. This was granted by common con- 
sent. 

J. W. Perry, Holston, asked common consent to 
correct the report of the Southeastern Jurisdic- 
tion, printed on page 292 of the Daily Christian 
Advocate, and which was ordered to record this 
morning, by deleting the word "west" in the third 
line from the end of Paragraph (3) , Holston Con- 
ference. This was granted by common consent. 

George W. Henson, Philadelphia, Chairman, 
presented Calendar No. 32, Report No. 7 of the 



Southeastern 
Jurisdiction 
Boundaries 



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Committee on Conferences, printed on pages 228 
and 229 of the Daily Christian Advocate and en- 
titled "Church Conference." He requested Roy 
H. Short, Louisville, Chairman of the Subcommit- 
tee preparing this report, to come to the plat- 
form. Dr. Henson explained the provision of the 
report and moved its adoption. The motion, duly 
seconded, prevailed. For report, see Appendix, 
"General Standing Committees," page 430. 

Paul Quillian, Texas, Chairman, presented Cal- 
endar No. 33, Report No. 3 of the Committee on 
Education, printed on pages 229 and 230 of the 
Daily Christian Advocate and entitled "Division 
of Educational Institutions," and moved its adop- 
tion. The motion was duly seconded. Dr. Quil- 
lian requested Herbert J. Burgstahler, Upper 
Iowa, Chairman of the subcommittee, to be in 
charge of the Report and answer any questions 
that should arise. The report was adopted. For 
report, see Appendix, "General Standing Commit- 
tees," page 596. 

Thomas S. Brock, New Jersey, Chairman, pre- 
sented Calendar No. 34, Report No. 7 of the Com- 
mittee on Superannuate Support, printed on pages 
252 and 256 inclusive in the Daily Christian Ad- 
vocate and entitled "Regulations for the Terri- 
tory of the Illinois Corporation." Dr. Brock re- 
quested Thomas A. Stafford, Northern Minnesota, 
Executive Secretary of the Illinois Corporation, 
to come to the platform and assist in the presen- 
tation of the report. Dr. Brock called attention 
to typographical errors as follows : The word "ap- 
pointment" should read "apportionment"; the 
word "cash" before the word "salary" should be 
deleted; in the twentieth line of Paragraph 1319 
(1) the word "before" should read "after." Dr. 
Brock explained the provisions of the report and 
requested common consent to make the following 
corrections: Article V, Paragraph 1319 (1), af- 
ter the word "Elder" in the ninth line, add the 
words "or President of a Methodist Protestant 
Conference." Article IX, Paragraph 1323, Sec- 
tion 5: Add after the word "Conference" in the 
first line the following words: "Claimants may 
apportion annually to." Article XIII, Paragraph 
1327: Add Section 2, which was passed unani- 



MAY 8 

Twelfth Day 

Morning 

Committee on 
Conferences, 
Report No. 7 
— "Church 
Conference" 



Committee on 
Education, 
Report No. 3 
— '"Division 
of Educa- 
tional Insti- 
tutions" 



Committee on 
Superannu- 
ate Support, 
Report No. 7 
— ^"Regula- 
tions for the 
Territory of 
the Illinois 
Corpora- 
tion" 



304 



Journal of the Uniting Conference 



MAY 8 

Twelfth Day 

Morning 

Committee on 
Superannu- 
ate Support, 
Report No. 7 
— "Regula- 
tions for the 
Territory of 
the Illinois 
Corpora- 
tion" 



Constitution- 
ality 



mouslj^ by the Committee but does not appear in 
the printed report, and is as follows: 

Para^aph 1327, Section 2. Annual Conferences may 
file with other Conferences claims against members, whose 
membership has been changed by transfer, who have such 
unpaid assessments and pledges for Conference Claimants' 
causes and funds. Boards of Conference Claimants for 
which claims are filed shall collect the same on retire- 
ment of members. 

Common consent was granted for these correc- 
tions. Dr. Brock then moved the adoption of the 
report. 

William F. Quillian, South Georgia, asked an 
explanation of the fourth paragraph of Article 
XXIII. Dr. Brock replied that Article XXIII 
was simply added as a matter of reference, be- 
cause it represented judicial decisions, and stated 
that the committee had nothing to do with Article 
XXIII. 

George C. French, North Texas, asked if there 
would be any objection to substituting the words 
"Board of Conference Claimants" for the words 
"Conference Stewards." Dr. Brock replied that 
that was purely an editorial matter and that the 
commitee had nothing to do with the judicial de- 
cisions. 

The report was adopted. For report, see Ap- 
pendix, "General Standing Committees," page 662. 

W. C. Perkins, Pittsburgh, presented the fol- 
lowing resolution and moved its adoption: 

Resolved, That the reports that have been adopted by 
this Conference in which the method of election of any 
Secretary or other officers may be in question on the basis 
of the constitutionality of the procedui'e provided, be now 
referred to the Cominittee on Judiciary for their consider- 
ation and report as to the constitutionality of the election 
provisions set up in these reports." 

Paul Quillian, Texas, Chairman of the Commit- 
tee on Education, raised the point of order that 
before this resolution could be considered, the 
proper procedure would be to move a reconsidera- 
tion of Report No. 1 of the Committee of Educa- 
tion, which was adopted May 3, 1939, as in the 
adoption of this Report the matter of the consti- 
tutionality of elections was called into question, 
and that the Chair had ruled upon it and the de- 



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cision was so recorded in the Journal of the Unit- 
ing Conference. The point of order was sus- 
tained by the Chair and the resolution was not 
adopted. 

Paul Quillian, Texas, Chairman, presented Cal- 
endar No. 35, Report No. 5 of the Committee on 
Education, printed on page 256 of the Daily Chris- 
tian Advocate and entitled "Enabling Act," and 
requested common consent to strike out the last 
sentence beginning "The Commission is given, 
etc." This was granted by common consent. Mo- 
tion of Dr. Quillian, duly seconded, prevailed 
adopting the report. For report, see Appendix, 
"General Standing Committees," page 602. 

Orien W. Fifer, Indiana, Chairman, presented 
Calendar No. 36, Report No. 7 of the Committee 
on Ministry and Judicial Administration, printed 
on page 256 of the Daily Christian Advocate and 
entitled "The Episcopacy — Duties, Powers, and 
Limitations." Dr. Fifer asked common consent to 
make the following corrections : In Paragraph 
204, Section 1, the word "delegation" at the be- 
ginning of the fifth line should be "declaration." 
In Section 3, Paragraph 204, strike out the words 
"not included in Central Conferences" found in 
lines nine and ten. Paragraph 205, Section 4, the 
word "permit" at the end of the first line should 
be "appoint." By common consent this was done. 
Dr. Fifer then explained the provisions of the re- 
port and moved its adoption. 

Leslie R. Burgum, North Dakota, moved to 
amend Paragraph 204, Section 3, by substituting, 
at the end of line four, the word "four" for the 
word "six" ; at the beginning of line six substitute 
the word "four" for the word "six" and in the 
same line substitute the word "eight" for the word 
"nine." The motion was duly seconded and Dr. 
Burgum spoke to the question. 

Harold Paul Sloan, New Jersey, spoke against 
the amendment. 

J. Edgar Skillington, Central Pennsylvania, 
moved the pending question. The motion was 
duly seconded. 

A division of the vote being called for, a count 
vote was had and resulted as follows : Total vote 
cast, 778 ; necessary to order the pending ques^ 



MAY 8 

TwEU-TH Day 
Morning 



Committee on 
RducatioTi, 
Report No. 5 
— "Enabling 
Act" 



Committee on 
Ministry 
and Judicial 
Administra- 
tion, 

Report No. 7 
—"The 
Episcopacy 
— Duties, 
Powers, and 
liimita- 
tions" 



306 



Journal of the Uniting Conference 



M^Y 8 tion, 518; for the pending question, 547; against 
Twelfth Day the pending question 231. 
Morning Thc pending question being ordered, Dr. Fifer, 

Chairman, closed the debate for the committee. 
The amendment was not adopted. 
Committee on Disston W, Jacobs, Wilmington, moved to 
id' Judicial amend Section 5 of Paragraph 204 by substitut- 
ing the word "three-fourths" for the word "two- 
thirds" in the third line. The motion was duly- 
seconded and Dr. Jacobs spoke to the question. 
The amendment did not prevail. 

The report was then adopted. For report, see 
Appendix, "General Standing Committees," page 
487. 

Elmer E. Collins, Montana State, moved that 
after the necessary announcements the Conference 
adjourn. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

After various announcements the Conference 
adjourned with the benediction pronounced by 
Bishop Edwin H. Hughes. 



Administra- 
tion, 

Report No. 7 
— "Duties 
and Powers 
of Episco- 
pacy" 



MAY 8 

Twelfth Day 

Afternoon 
Opening 



Dr. Kyugoro 
Obata 
Introduced 



MONDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 8, 1939 

Bishop H. Lester Smith called the Conference 
to order at 2:15 P.M. The Conference stood and 
joined in singing Hymn 147, "Ask Ye What Great 
Thing I Know." 

At the request of Bishop H. Lester Smith, Jesse 
Swank, of the Ohio Conference, led the Conference 
in prayer. 

Bishop Arthur J. Moore was recognized for a 
question of privilege. Representing the Council 
of Bishops, Bishop Moore introduced Rev. Dr. 
Kyugoro Obata, Fraternal Delegate of the Japan 
Methodist Church. 

The Secretary read the credentials of Dr. 
Obata, as follows: 

To the Uniting Conference of The Methodist Episcopal 

Church, The Methodist Episcopal Church, South, The 

Methodist Protestant Church. 

Dear Fathers and Brethren: We, j'our daughter Church 
across the Western Sea, the Japan Methodist Church, send 
you our affectionate and prayerful greetings. 

This message will be conveyed to you by our brother, 
Rev. Kyugoro Obata, M.A., D.D., L.L.D., who v/as edu- 
cated in your schools and served in your pulpits before he 
returned to work among us here. We desire him to 
express to you our gratitude for the devoted service you 



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have rendei-ed our land in helping to lay the foundations 
of the King-dom of God. With the Methodist Episcopal 
Church it is a story of sixty-six years of devoted service; 
with the Methodist Protestant Church fifty-nine years; 
with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, fifty-three 
years. We feel that eternity alone \vill tell the true 
story of that service. And we have faith to believe that 
you are to i-ender us in the days to come, as a great 
United Church, a service which will be even more abund- 
ant than in the past. 

You may be sure that we, members of the Japan Method- 
ist Church, your children in the faith, are praying that 
God's richest blessing may be granted you in this Uniting 
Conference, and that His benediction may rest upon your 
great United Church as it goes forth to do even a more 
glorious work for Him. 

Your brother in Christ, 

TOKIO KUGIMIYA, 

Bishop of the Japan Methodist Church. 



MAY 8 

Twelfth Day 

A/ternoo-ji. 

Dr. Kyugoro 
Obata 
Introduced 



Dr. Obata then spoke to the Conference. For 
his address, see Appendix, "Fraternal Addresses," 
page 876. 

At the close of Dr. Obata's address the Confer- 
ence stood and applauded. 

Dr. Obata brought to the Conference greetings 
from the National Christian Council of Japan, 
the East Annual Conference and the West Annu- 
al Conference of the Methodist Church of Japan. 

Arthur A. Callaghan, Maine, Chairman of the Privilege 
Committee on Enabling Acts and Legal Forms, 
stated that it was necessary for the Committee to 
meet immediately in their room and requested 
that ballots for the election of members of the 
Judicial Council be sent to their room that they 
might vote. This request was granted by the 
Conference, by common consent. 

Motion of Daniel L. Marsh, New England, duly 
seconded, prevailed that the Rules be suspended 
to receive the results of the first ballot for mem- 
bers of the Judicial Council, and take another 
ballot, if necessary, before proceeding with the 
regular order of business. 

By common consent blank ballots were dis- 
tributed to the delegates that they might check the 
results of the first ballot. The Chair announced 
that W. 0. Wiseman, Tennessee, was now serving 
as Teller in place of W. 0. Batts, Tennessee. 
Blank ballots were also sent to the members of the 
Committee on Enabling Acts and Legal Forms, 



First Ballot 
for Members 
of Judicial 
Council 



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Jom^nal of the Uniting Conference 



MAY 8 



Afternoon 

First Ballot 
for Members 
of Judicial 
Council 



and the Sub-subcommittee on Episcopal assign- 
TwELFTH Day ixients, as previously ordered by the Conference. 

The results of the first ballot were announced 
by the Chair, as follows: 

Votes cast, 779 ; defective, 2 ; ballots counted, 
777; necessary to elect 389. Francis R. Bayley, 
Baltimore, 735 ; J. Stewart French, Holston, 443 ; 
Martin E. Lawson, Southwest Missouri, 438. 
Francis R. Bayley, J. Stewart French, and Martin 
E. Lawson, each having received the required 
majority, were declared elected members of the 
Judicial Council of The Methodist Church. 

The complete ballot is as follows: 



Ministers from the Methodist Episcopal Church: 
Francis R. Bayley, Baltimore, 735; Walter C. Buckner, 
Southern California, 169; Ernest S. Lyons, Los Angeles, 
Calif., 169; Sanford W. Corcoran, Pittsburgh, 163; Charles 
B. Ketcham, Northeast Ohio, 160; Mark Kelley, Troy, 89; 
Leslie B. Burgum, North Dakota, 86; Henry W. Bartlay, 
Florida, 61; Carl K. Mahoney, Pacific Northwest, 12. 

Laymen from the Methodist Episcopal Church: Henry 
R. VanDeusen, Wyoming, 312; Vincent P. Clarke, New 
England, 308; Benjamin A. Matthews, New York, 224; 
James I. Dolliver, Northwest Iowa, 214; Howard C. 
Baldwin, Detroit, 169 ; Joseph B. Randolph, South Caro- 
lina, 87; William H. Spurgeon, Colorado, 69; William H. 
Wilcox, Oklahoma, 65; Fi'ed B. Noble, Saint Johns River, 
60; Sidney R. Redmond, Central West, 50; Jacob Cantlin, 
Rock River, 47; Fred C. Heubner, lowa-Des Moines, 43. 

Ministers from the Methodist Protestant Church: 
George R. Brown, North Carolina, 352; A. J. Allen, 
Pittsburgh, 253; S. W. Rosenberger, Ohio, 193; G. L 
Humphreys, Maryland, 12. 

Ministers from the Methodist Episcopal Church, South : 
J. Stewart French, 443; W. G. Henry, North Georgia, 203; 
A. C. Millar, Little Rock, 196; B. R. Turnipseed, Upper; 
South Carolina, 164; A. J. Weeks, North Texas, 164; 
J. B. Craven, Western North Carolina, 121 ; J. W. Johnson, 
North Georgia, 112; J. W. Bergin, Central Texas, 106; 
W. L. Duren, Louisiana, 96; J. Richard Spann, Louisiana, 
43. 

Laymen from the Methodist Episcopal Church, South: 
Martin E. Lawson, Southwest Missouri, 438; M. A. Child- 
ers, West Texas, 325; Nathan Newby, Pacific, 265; R. L. 
Flowers, North Carolina, 108; O. A. Park, South Georgia, 
98; W. F. McMurry, Memphis, 89; G. H. Lamar, Balti- 
more, 59; M. C. Redwine, Kentucky, 50; R. B. Carr, 
North Alabama, 44; S. G. Bratton, New Mexico, 42; 
J. H. Carlock, Oklahoma, 38; J. G. McGowen, North 
Mississippi, 34; H. B. McGinnis, Tennessee, 25; H. H. 
White, Louisiana, 22; C. E. Mead, New Mexico, 14; T. D. 
Samford, Alabama, 10. 



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Henry W. Bartlay, Florida, and H. B. McGinnis, 
Tennessee, asked permission to withdraw their 
names from the list of nominees for membership 
on the Judicial Council. By common consent their 
request was granted. 

A second ballot for members of the Judicial 
Council was spread and the votes collected. The 
Chair declared the ballot officially closed and the 
Tellers retired to determine the results. 

Earl R. Brown, Northeast Ohio, Chairman of 
the Committee on Credentials, was recognized and 
stated that the Committee had many requests for 
courtesy seatings for only one session of the three 
sessions now being held daily, but the Committee 
felt that, in view of the previous action of the 
Conference, they had no authority to take such 
action unless the Conference authorized the same, 
and that the Committee was willing to do the 
extra work entailed. By common consent the 
courtesy seatings for one session only were 
ordered by the Uniting Conference. 

The Committee of Reference presented the 
following messages to the Conference : 

May 3, 1939 
To the Bishops, Elders, Deacons and Laity Members, 

United Methodist Church of America. 

Greetings: 

We, the National Officers, National Councilors, and 
Members of the Indian Association of America, Inc., send 
our hearty greetings in behalf of your wonderful Chris- 
tian spirit and efforts of true Americanism of uniting the 
three great Methodist bodies as one — Christ Jesus had 
prayed that all Christians may be one. 

We pray that your Christian work will continue to be 
blessed, and we ask you all — -The Methodist Church — to 
remember the Red Race, the native sons and daughters of 
America, and pi'ay for them, and pray for our work, and 
we in return gladly co-operate with your Indian Mission 
work, if you only give us that Christian privilege to do so. 

The blessing of the Lord be upon you. 

Fraternally, Barnabas S'Hiuhushu, Ph.D., 

Chief Executive. 

Dr. Lud Estes, Secretary, Uniting Confei-ence, Kansas 
City, Mo. 

Because the step is so definitely in the right direction 
and has such possibilities for good, I am constrained, as 
I pass through Kansas City en route west, to send my 
congratulations on your being able to bring the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 
and the Methodist Protestant Church together into The 
Methodist Church. 



MAY 8 

Twelfth Day 
Afternoon 

First Ballot 
for Members 
of Judicial 
Council 

Second Ballot 
for Members 
of Judicial 
Council 

Credentials 



Communica- 
tions 



310 



Journal of the Uniting Conference 



Afternoon 

Communica- 
tions 



MAY 8 This is a challenge to all other denominations. It 

Twelfth Day has long been my reasoned judgment that a more consoli- 
dated front of the organized forces of religion would be 
an immeasurable aid toward reaching the objectives, and 
to reach the objectives of religion is the most important 
purpose in the world. 

As a deeply interested Presbyterian layman whose 
grandfather was a Methodist minister, I do want to 
commend the action, and I am sure that not the least good 
which may come from the general application of your 
accomplishment will be the more efficient organization 
insuring our capacity to take better care of our ministers, 
which in itself is of the very utmost significance. 

I sincerely hope your example may be followed by 
other denominations and I most sincerely wish you the 
greatest success. Will H. Hays. 

May 6, 1939 
Unification Conference of American Methodism, Kansa.s 

City Mo. 

Dear Brethren: The Executive Committee and Board 
of Managers of the Lord's Day Alliance of the United 
States extend their heartiest congratulations to the three 
bodies of Methodism now in the Unifying Conference for 
the merging into the greater body. 

May the benediction of the God and Father of our Lord 
and Saviour Jesus Christ rest upon the conclusions of 
judg-ment reached in the Unification Conference, and may 
His grace and favor through the guidance of the Holy 
Spirit attend the future way of what is now the largest 
body of Protestantism in the United States of America; 
and may the voice and action of this United Methodism 
be heard and felt the nation through and all the world 
around. 

Fraternally and faithfully yours, for the Executive 
Committee and the Board of Managers. 

John H. Willey, Chairman; 
Harry L. Bovvlby, Secretary. 

Uniting Conference : Grace be unto you and peace from 
God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Mt. Vernon Church, Houston, Tex., salutes you in the 
work that you have done and will do. After prayer of 
thankfulness and an entreaty for continued divine direc- 
tion in these last strenuous hours of your work, Sunday we 
assumed official session at 11:45 a.m. for a vote of thanks 
to you and a covenant of fellowship in the task which is yet 
ahead. 

Yours for Kingdom building, 

W. H. HiGHTOWER, Pastor. 

The Methodist Unifying Conference, Kansas City, Mo. 

Dear Brethren: At the State Conference of the Congre- 
gational-Christian Churches of Oklahoma, held at King- 
fisher, Okla., May 4 and 5, the following resolution was 
adopted and ordered sent to you : 

"Whereas the Northern M. E. Church, the Southern 
M. E. Church, and the Protestant Methodist Church are 
now in session in Kansas City, Mo., with the purpose of 
forming a Unity of the three denominations; therefore be it 



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MAY 8 

Twelfth Day 
Afternoon 

Communica- 
tions 



"Resolved, That the following message be sent that or- 
ganization : 

"The 50th Annual Conference of the Congi'egational- 
Christian Churches of Oklahoma, now in session at the 
Methodist-Congregational Church of Kingfisher on the 
4th and 5th of May, 1939, do hereby send greetings to the 
Unification Conference of the branches of the Methodist 
Church and do hereby extend hearty congratulations to 
the said body as the evidence of progressive unity in Christ 
and do hereby express our hopeful prayers for your ulti- 
mate success." 

Fraternally yours, Mrs. E. P. Reikow, Scribe. 

Edmund D. Soper, Ohio, presented the following ^MTtTodfst 
resolution, which, on his motion, duly seconded, council 
was adopted: 



ECUMENICAL METHODIST COUNCIL 

The Plan of Unification recommends that the world- 
wide character of Methodism shall be recognized by the 
participation of The Methodist Church in the Ecumenical 
Methodist Conference and its constituent organization; 
therefore be it 

Resolved, That the membership of this Church in the 
Ecumenical Methodist Council, Western Section, be con- 
tinued. The editors of the new Discipline are directed, 
in accordance with this action and with the former practice 
of the three bodies now combined into the united Church, 
to print under the appropriate title the names of the 
Ecumenical Council members as the same appear in the 
present Disciplines of the Churches. 

W. P. King, 

Harvey W. Cox, 

F. N. Parker, 

Edmund D. Soper. 

Under a privileged matter John R. Mott, New ^''^er of the 
York, was recognized and moved the following : 

In view of the necessarily prolonged time required to 
complete the main report of the Committee on Missions 
and the importance of the issues involved, I move that 
the consideration of this report be made the order im- 
mediately following the recess on Tuesday morning. May 
9, and I also move that the rule requiring the printing of 
the Report at least one day before its consideration be 
suspended. The report will appear in the Daily Advocate 
tomorrow morning. 

The Chair called attention to an Order of the 
Day previously set for 10 A.M., Tuesday, May 9, 
and suggested that this might not be completed 
by recess time. Dr. Mott agreed to have consid- 
eration of the Report of the Committee on Mis- 
sions to follow immediately after the completion 
of the previously set Order of the Day on Tues- 



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Jourrml of the Uniting Conference 



Afternoon 

Publishing 
Interests 



MAY 8 (jay^ May 9. The motion, with this understanding, 
Twelfth Day ^uly seconded, prevailed. 

John B. F. Yoak, Jr., Western Virginia, Cal- 
endar Secretary, stated that the Committee on 
Publishing Interests was ready to report on 
Paragraph 1208, Section 1, Calendar No. 18, Re- 
port No. 3, which had been referred for restate- 
ment to the Committee by the adoption of Report 
No. 4 of the Committee on Judiciary. By common 
consent it was agreed to receive the report. On 
motion of Dr. Yoak, duly seconded, the following 
was adopted : 

Paragraph 1208, Section 1. There shall be an Editor 
of Church School Publications, elected quadrennially by 
the General Conference. In the event of a vacancy in the 
office, the Board of Publication shall have the authority 
to elect an editor to serve until the ensuing General Con- 
ference. 



"'"couniii '^^^ question was raised as to whether or not a 

delegate now seated, but elected a member of the 
Judicial Council, should vacate his seat at this 
time. Motion of Lewis O. Hartman, New Eng- 
land, duly seconded, prevailed, that all members- 
elect of the Judicial Council retain their seats and 
privileges as delegates in the Uniting Conference 
until its final adjournment. 
"^Tonflrences" Gcorgc W. Heusou, Philadelphia, Chairman, 
Report No. 8 presented Calendar No. 37, Report No. 8 of the 
tionarcon- Commlttcc On Conferences, printed on page 257 
ference" Qf j;}^g Daily Christian Advocate and entitled 
"Jurisdictional Conference." Dr. Henson re- 
quested Frank S. Hickman, North Carolina, 
Chairman of the Subcommittee on Jurisdictional 
Conferences, to assist in the presentation of the 
report. Dr. Henson explained the provisions of 
the report and moved its adoption. 

Orien W. Fifer, Indiana, moved to amend Para- 
graph 128 in Section I, by striking out the last 
sentence and substituting the following: 

The said Committee shall recommend to the Jurisdic- 
tional Conference, the assignments of the said Bishops to 
their respective residences; and may make recommenda- 
tions to the Bishops of its Jurisdiction concerning the 
formation of the Episcopal Areas within its Jurisdiction. 

Elmer E. Collins, Montana State, spoke against 
the amendment. 



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Lynn Harold Hough, New York East, spoke in 
favor of the amendment. 

Leslie J. Lyons, Missouri, inquired whether or 
not the action of the Committee would be final or 
will it report back for the approval of the Juris- 
dictional Conference? 

Dr. Henson replied that it was the thought to 
have the Committee report back to the body, but 
was not so specified in the paragraph, and could 
be easily written in. 

Frank S. Hickman, North Carolina, spoke to 
the pending matter opposing the amendment. 

Daniel L. Marsh, New England, stated that in 
the light of Dr. Henson's reply to Judge Lyons 
the printed Paragraph 128 should state that the 
Committee should report its recommendation to 
the Jurisdictional Conference for such action as it 
desired to take. Dr. Hickman accepted this sug- 
gestion for the Committee, and Dr. Henson said 
it would appear in the following words : "The 
Committee shall report their recommendations to 
the Jurisdictional Conference for final action." 

Thomas S. Brock, New Jersey, asked how this 
report could be harmonized with Calendar No. 61, 
Report No. 12 of the Committee on Ministry and 
Judicial Administration, adopted this morning. 

The Chair replied that they do not harmonize. 

Dr. Fifer spoke to his amendment saying it 
would harmonize both reports. 

John R. Kenney, Pacific, raised the point of 
order that Dr. Fifer was arguing the question and 
the Chair ruled the point well taken. 

The Fifer amendment, duly seconded, was 
adopted. 

Harry Van Antwerp, Troy, moved to amend 
Paragraph 134 by adding the following words: 
"but this shall not be done without the consent of 
the Conferences affected." The motion being duly 
seconded, Brother Van Antwerp spoke to the 
question. 

J. R. Edwards, Central Texas, spoke against 
the amendment. 

J. Edgar Skillington, Central Pennsylvania, 
called attention to Article V under Section IV of 
the Plan of Union and raised the question of the 
constitutionality of the amendment. 



MAY 8 

Twelfth Bay 
Afttyriioo'ii. 

Committee on 
Conferences, 
Report No. 8 
— ^'"Jurisdic- 
tional Con- 
ference" 



gl4 



Journal of the Uniting Conference 



MAY 8 



Afternoon 

Committee on 
Conferences, 
Report No. 8 
— "Jurisdic- 
tional Con- 
ference" 



George A. Fowler, Rock River, referred to 
TWELFTH Day Article III, Section VIII of the Plan of Union for 
the same purpose. 

J. W, Moore, Virginia, moved to lay the amend- 
ment on the table. The Chair ruled that this could 
not be done. 

M. C. Redwine, Kentucky, spoke against the 
amendment. 

Charles V. Adams, Central Pennsylvania, 
moved the pending question. The motion, duly 
seconded, prevailed and the pending question was 
ordered. 

Dr. Hickman closed the debate for the Com- 
mittee. The amendment was not adopted. 

Charles A. Robbins, Pacific Northwest, inquired 
if the Committee intended to omit all reference to 
reserve delegates. Dr. Henson replied that was 
not the intention and asked permission for the 
Committee to bring in a supplemental report cov- 
ering this point. Permission was granted the 
Committee by common consent. 

Fred D. Stone, Rock River, moved to amend 
Paragraph 137 by inserting after the word "con- 
cerned" in the tenth line these words: "and civil 
court approval where necessary." The Chairman 
accepted the amendment. 

M. C. Redwine, Kentucky, called attention to 
the legal language of Paragraph 135, first five 
lines. Dr. Hickman called attention to the fact 
that they were quoted from the Prospectus, page 
33, Paragraph 139. 

Benjamin W. Meeks, Baltimore, moved that 
Paragraphs 135, 136, and 137 be referred to the 
Committee on Enabling Acts and Legal Forms. 
The suggestion was accepted by Dr. Hickman 
for the Committee, and approved by the Confer- 
ence by common consent. 

Dr. Hickman further explained the report, and 
moved its adoption. The motion was duly sec- 
onded. The report was adopted as amended with 
the understanding that if the Committee on En- 
abling Acts and Legal Forms found it necessary 
to amend or change the paragraphs referred to 
them, Paragraphs 135, 136, and 137, they would 
bring in their recommendation later, otherwise the 
report will stand as adopted. For report, see 



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Appendix, "General Standing Committees," page 
431. 

William R. Phelps, Virginia, moved a recon- 
sideration of Calendar No. 28, Report No. 4 of 
the Committee on Membership and Temporal 
Economj', adopted May 6, 1939, for the purpose 
of restating Paragraph 604, to comply with Re- 
port No. 5 of the Judiciary Committee. The mo- 
tion, duly seconded, prevailed and reconsideration 
was ordered. Brother Phelps then moved that 
the wording of Paragraph 604, printed on page 
221 of the Daily Christian Advocate, be substi- 
tuted for the action of the Conference when the 
report was adopted May 6, 1939. The motion, 
duly seconded, prevailed. The report was then 
adopted as restated. For report, see Appendix, 
"General Standing Committees," page 521. 

Motion of Daniel L. Marsh, New England, duly 
seconded, prevailed that we suspend the rules 
which require the printing of reports in the Daily 
Advocate a day in advance of their consideration, 
in order that the reports appearing in today's 
issue of the Daily Advocate might be taken up. 

George C. French, North Texas, moved that 
Calendar No. 27, Report No. 8 of the Committee 
on Conferences, adopted this morning, be referred 
to the Committee on Judiciary to find out whether 
or not we have adopted legislation which conflicts 
with our power. The motion was seconded by 
Frederick W. Wahl, Missouri. 

Francis R. Bayley, Chairman of the Committee 
on Judiciary, stated that the Committee ought not 
to be expected to consider anything but definite 
questions regarding constitutionality. 

Frank S. Hickman, North Carolina, raised the 
point of order that Paragraph 129, especially 
mentioned by Dr. French, had been taken ver- 
batim from the Plan of Union and therefore it is 
out of order to refer it to anybody. The Chair 
ruled that, in view of this fact, the point of order 
was well taken and therefore the motion was out 
of order. 

Calendar No. 38, Report No. 1 of the Committee 
on Rituals and Orders of Worship, printed on page 
294 of the Daily Christian Advocate, was pre- 
sented by Oscar T. Olson, Northeast Ohio, Chair- 



MAY 8 

Twelfth Day 
Afternoon 

Committee on 
Membership 
and Tem- 
poral Econ- 
omy, Report 
No. 4— Re- 
considered 



Rules Sus- 
pended 



Referred 



Committee on 
Rituals and 
Orders of 
Worship, 
Report No. 1 



316 



Journal of the Uniting Conference 



MAY 8 

Twelfth Day 

Afternoan- 

Committee on 
Rituals and 
Orders of 
Worship, 
Report No. 1 



Orchesstration 
of Methodist 
Hymnal 



Letter from 
Josephus 
Daniels 



man. Dr. Olson explained the report and asked 
for the privilege of the floor for Robert G. Mc- 
Cutchan, Northwest Indiana. Dean McCutchan 
was recognized and made the following motion : 

I move that the Methodist Hymnal and the Responsive 
Readings as adopted officially by the former Methodist 
Episcopal, the former Methodist Church, South, and the 
foi*mer Methodist Protestant Church, be the official Hym- 
nal and Responsive Readings for The Methodist Church. 

The motion was duly seconded. 

Elmer E. Collins, Montana State, moved to 
amend by adding these words : "and that orches- 
tration thereof be prepared and published by the 
Methodist Publishing House." The motion was 
duly seconded. 

Daniel L. Marsh, New England, requested that 
the motion of Brother Collins be made as a sepa- 
rate motion and Brother Collins yielded to the 
request. 

The motion of Dean McCutchan prevailed and 
the report was adopted. For report, see Appen- 
dix, "General Standing Committees," page 679. 

Elmer E. Collins, Montana State, moved that 
the Methodist Publishing House be authorized to 
prepare and publish an orchestration of the new 
Methodist Hymnal. The motion being duly sec- 
onded, Brother Collins spoke to the question. 

John W. Langdale, New York East, moved that 
the matter of the orchestration of The Methodist 
Hymnal be referred to the Publishing Houses. 
The substitute motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Bishop John M. Moore was recognized for a 
privileged matter and presented the following 
letter from Josephus Daniels, Ambassador of the 
United States to Mexico: 

Dear Bishop: It is an achievement for thanksgiving that 
in the domain of Methodism the middle wall or partition 
has broken down and Mason and Dixon's line is wiped out. 

I had hoped to be present, at least at the final sessions 
of the Uniting Conference, as all branches of our Com- 
munion adopted plans for the perfect union in one effec- 
tive and militant organization. 

This unification has long been my heart's desire. Speak- 
ing at the General Conference of the Southern division of 
the Church in 1918, I plead for an end of separation and 
the mobilization of all Methodists into one mighty army 
under one banner, "The world is my parish," marching to 
the uplifting music of Wesleyism. 



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With the end of division and duplication of agencies, 
the way is now open for a greater revival of Evangelism 
for which mankind in travail waits. For, what anxious 
and disturbed men yearn for today is to have their hearts 
warmed by the fire of religious experience and their lives 
freed from love of material things and lifted out of de- 
pendence upon force. There is no hope for a jittery world 
except in faith in the teaching of the Prince of Peace. 
Wars and rumors of war will vanish when men everywhere 
seek spiritual guidance, and not until then. 

I join with all who believe that religion alone can raise 
people out of their present harm and into prayer that a 
united Methodism co-operating with all other Christians 
may be a chosen instrument in hastening the day when 
brotherhood and that peace which passeth all understand- 
ing will supplant greed and hate of war. That must be 
the goal of Christendom today. May its coming be 
hastened by the spirit that has guided the action of the 
first great Conference of the United Methodists in the new 
v/orld. 

With faith strengthened by the spirit of the deliberation 
and the declaration of this Uniting Conference, I am, 

Faithfully yours, Josephus Daniels. 

By common consent the letter was received for 
record and the Secretary was requested to make 
suitable reply. 

The result of the second ballot for members of 
the Judicial Council was announced as follows by 
Bishop Lester H. Smith : 

Total number of votes cast, 820; votes counted, 820; 
necessary for a choice, 411. George R. Brown, North 
Carolina, 568; Henry R. Van Deusen, Wyoming, 497; 
Vincent P. Clarke, New England, 493; M. A. Childers, 
West Texas, 480. 

George R. Brown, Henry R. VanDeusen, Vin- 
cent P. Clarke, and M. A. Childers, each having 
received the required majority, were declared 
elected members of the Judicial Council of The 
Methodist Church. 

The Secretary then read the complete returns of 
the second ballot, as follows : 

Ministers from the Methodist Episcopal Church: 
Walter C, Buckner, Southern California, 225; Ernest S. 
Lyons, Los Angeles, Calif., 194; Sanford W. Corcoran, 
Pittsburgh, 150; Charles B. Ketcham, Northeast Ohio, 
141; Mark Kelley, Troy, 49; Leslie R. Burguni, North 
Dakota, 45; Carl K. Mahoney, Pacific Northwest, 4; Henry 
W. Bartlay, Florida, 2. 

Laymen from the Methodist Episcopal Church: Henry 
R. Van Deusen, Wyoming, 497; Vincent P. Clarke, New 
England, 493; James L Dolliver, Northwest Iowa, 189; 
Benjamin A. Matthews, New York, 176; Howard C. Bald- 



MAY 8 

Twelfth Day 

Afternoon 

Letter from 
Josephus 
Daniels 



Resvilt of Sec- 
ond Ballot 
for Members 
of Judicial 
Council 



318 



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for Members 
of Judicial 
Council 



MAY 8 win, Detroit, 110; Joseph B. Randolph, South Carolina, 

Twelfth Day 38; Sidney E. Redmond, Central West, 35; Fred C. 

Huebner, lowa-Des Moines, 23; Fred B. Noble, Saint 

Afternoon j^j^^g River, 23; William H. Spurgeon, Colorado, 22; 

Result of Sec- William H. Wilcox, Oklahoma, 16; Jacob Cantlin, Rock 

ond^^Ballot River, 10. 

Ministers from the Methodist Protestant Church: 
George R. Brown, North Carolina, 568; A. J, Allen, Pitts- 
burgh, 171; S. W. Rosenberger, Ohio, 76; G. I. Humphreys, 
Mary and, 1. 

Ministers from the Methodist Episcopal Church, South: 
W. G. Henrv, North Georgia, 360; A. C. Millar, Little 
Rock, 128; B. R. Turnipseed, Upper South Carolina, 92; 
A. J. Weeks, North Texas, 65; J. B. Craven, Western 
North Carolina, 58; J. W. Johnson, North Georgia, 52; 
W. L. Duren, Louisiana, 32; J. W. Bergin, Central Texas, 
27; J. Richard Spann, Louisiana, 8. 

Laymen from the Methodist Episcopal Chui'ch, South: 
M. A. Childers, West Texas, 480; Nathan Newby, Pacific, 
185; R. L. Flowers, North Carolina, 46; 0. A. Park, South 
George, 23; W. F. McMurry, Memphis, 18; R. B. Carr, 
North Alabama, 14; M. C. Redwine, Kentucky, 10; S. G. 
Bratton, New Mexico, 7; J. G. McGowen, North Missis- 
sippi, 7; G. H. Lamar, Baltimore. 2; H. B. McGinnis, 
Tennessee, 2; J. H. Carlock, Oklahoma, 1; C. E. Mead, 
New Mexico, 1. 



Third Ballot 
for Members 
of Judicial 
Council 



Committee on 
Rituals and 
Orders of 
Worship, 
Report No. 2 



Committee on 
Rituals and 
Orders of 
Worship, 
Report No. 3 



The third ballot for members of the Judicial 
Council was spread. The votes were collected, 
the ballot declared officially closed, and the Tellers 
retired to determine the result. 

Calendar No. 39, Report No. 2 of the Committee 
on Rituals and Orders of Worship, printed on page 
294 of the Daily Christian Advocate, was pre- 
sented by Oscar T. Olson, Chairman, who ex- 
plained the report and moved its adoption. The 
motion, duly seconded, prevailed. For report, 
see Appendix, ''General Standing Committees," 
page 679. 

Calendar No. 40, Report No. 3 of the Committee 
on Rituals and Orders of Worship, printed on 
pages 294, 295, and 296 of the Daily ChHstian 
Advocate, was presented by Oscar T. Olson, Chair- 
man, who explained its provisions and moved its 
adoption. The motion was duly seconded. 

Nolan B. Harmon, Jr., Baltimore, moved to 
amend the report by striking out in ''Section V, 
The Burial of the Dead," the passage of Scripture 
taken from 2 Samuel 12: 16-23 and found printed 
on page 296, column 2 of the Daily Christian 
Advocate, the motion duly seconded, prevailed. 

Chester A. Smith, New York, moved, to amend 



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the report by substituting the word "cup" for the 
word "wine" at the end of the third line from the 
bottom, in the first cokimn of page 305 of the 
Prospectus, and then in the fourteenth line of the 
paragraph following the Prayer of Consecration, 
page 295 of the Daily Christian Advocate, first 
column, change the words "these thy creatures of 
bread and wine" to read "this bread and this cup." 
The motion being duly seconded, Brother Smith 
spoke to the question. 

Daniel L. Marsh, New England, spoke against 
the amendment. 

The amendment was not adopted. 

The report, as amended, was adopted. For re- 
port, see Appendix, "General Standing Commit- 
tees," page 699. 

Calendar No. 41, Report No, 4 of the Committee 
on Rituals and Orders of Worship, printed on 
pages 296 and 297 of the Daily Christian Advo- 
cate, was presented by Oscar T. Olson, Chairman, 
who moved its adoption. The motion, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed. For report, see Appendix, 
"General Standing Committee," page 797. 

Bishop H. Lester Smith announced that the 
Seminary Singers of Boston University were to 
return to Boston early tomorrow morning and 
requested that they sing for the Conference. 

Under the leadership of Dr. James R. Houghton 
they rendered "The Nicene Creed," the Confer- 
ence standing during its rendition. The final 
number of the Boston Seminary Singers was 
"The Pilgrim's Chorus" from the opera of Tann- 
hauser by Wagner. 

The Conference rose and applauded. 

Bishop Smith, in well chosen words, in behalf 
of the Uniting Conference thanked Dr. Houghton 
and the Seminary Singers for the contribution 
they had made to the inspiration and success of 
the Conference. Dr. Houghton replied appropri- 
ately. 

Horace G. Smith, Rock River, moved "That the 
records of the Uniting Conference show our high 
appreciation of the great contribution the chorus 
singers have made to the life and work of this 
Conference, and that we pray God to grant them 
mercies as they return to 72 Mt. Vernon, and make 



MAY 8 

Twelfth Day 

Afternoon 

Committee on 
Rituals and 
Orders of 
Worship. 
Report No. 3 



Committee on 
Rituals and 
Orders of 
Worship, 
Report No. 4 



Boston Semi- 
nary Singers 



320 



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MAY 8 them fruitful in all good works as they move out 
Twelfth Day j^to the ministry of our great Church." 
Afternoon Ay\o A. Brown, New Jersey, seconded the mo- 

tion, which was unanimously adopted by the 
Uniting Conference. 
Referred Oscar E. AlHson, Kansas, was recognized for a 

matter of privilege. He called attention to the 
last paragraph of Report No. 1 of the Committee 
on Judiciary, appearing on page 2S1 of the Daily 
Christian Advocate, and moved that in the light 
of this paragraph the following be referred to the 
Committee on Judiciary for an opinion : 

Does the Committee on Judiciary now find the delegates 
of the South Central Jurisdiction were within their rights 
in changing Conference boundary lines in Kansas so as 
to make two Conferences instead of three, thus merging 
the Northwest Kansas Conference and Southwest Kansas 
Conference and somewhat altering the lines of the Kansas 
Conference, as reported in Report No. 1, Committee on 
South Central Jurisdiction, page 256, the Daily Christian 
Advocate? 

The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

The results of the third ballot for members of 
the Judicial Council were announced by Bishop 
Smith, as follows : 

Ballots cast, 798; ballots counted, 798; necessary for 
a choice, 400. W. G. Henry, North Georgia, 672; Walter 
C. Buckner, Southern California, 532. 

W. G. Henry and Walter C. Buckner, each hav- 
ing received the required majority, were declared 
elected members of the Judicial Council of The 
Methodist Church. This ballot completed the elec- 
tion of the Judicial Council. 

The Secretary read the complete result of the 
third ballot, as follows : 

Ministers from the Methodist Episcopal Church : Walter 
C. Buckner, Southern California, 532; Ei-nest S. Lyons, 
Los Angeles, Calif., 109 ; Sanford W. Corcoran, Pittsburgh, 
68; Charles B. Ketcham, Northeast Ohio, 59; Leslie R. 
Burgum, North Dakota, 14; Mark Kelley, Troy, 8; Carl 
K. Mahoney, Pacific Northwest, 1. 

Ministers from the Methodist Episcopal Church, South: 
W. G. Henry, North Georgia, 672; A, C. Millar, Little 
Rock, 36; B. R. Turnipseed, Upper South Carolina, 20; 
A. J. Weeks, North Texas, 20; J. B. Craven, Western 
North Carolina, 19; W. L. Duren, Louisiana, 6; J. W. 
Johnson, North Georgia, 6; J. W. Bergin, Central Texas, 
1 ; J. Richard Spann, Louisiana, 1. 



Result of Third 
Ballot for 
Members of 
Judicial 
Council 



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The Judicial Council is composed of the following: MAY 8 

Ministers — Francis R. Bayley (1), Walter C. Buckner twelfth Day 
(3), George R. Brown (2), J. Stewart French (1), W. G. 
Henry (3). Laymen— Vincent P. Clarke (2), Henry R. Afternoon. 
Van Deusen (2), M. A. Childers (2), Martin E. Lawson 
(1). (Note: the figures in parentheses ( ) indicate the 
ballot on which the member was elected.) 

Motion of Oscar T. Olson, duly seconded, pre- First Baiiot for 

- - * - ' Alternate 

Members of 
Judicial 



Vailed that we take the first ballot for alternate 
members of the Judicial Council. 

The Chair announced that William D. Archer, 
Northeast Ohio, would serve as Teller in Section A. 

The first ballot was spread for alternate mem- 
bers of the Judicial Council. The votes were col- 
lected, the ballot declared officially closed, and the 
Tellers retired to determine the result. 

Motion of William C. Hartinger, Indiana, duly 
seconded, prevailed that after the necessary an- 
nouncements we adjourn, to meet at 7 : 45 P.M. 

Various announcements were made and the 
Conference adjourned with the benediction pro- 
nounced by Bishop H. Lester Smith. 

MONDAY EVENING, MAY 8, 1939 

Pursuant to adjournment, the Conference con- 
vened in evening session, Monday, May 8, at 7 :45 
o'clock, with Bishop Ivan Lee Holt in the chair. 

Bishop Holt announced and the Conference 
joined in singing Hymn 73, "Be Still, My Soul: 
The Lord Is on Thy Side." 

At the request of Bishop Holt, Dr. Ralph W. 
Sockman, New York, Chairman of the World 
Peace Commission of the former Methodist Epis- 
copal Church, conducted the devotions. Dr. Sock- 
man read a Scripture lesson from Luke 4: 16-21 
and led in prayer. 

Bishop Holt introduced the speaker of the eve- 
ning, Dr. Albert W. Palmer, President of Chicago 
Theological Seminary. Dr. Palmer addressed the 
Conference on the social message of the Church, 
discussing the question, "Can We Build a Chris- 
tian Social Order?" For address, see Appendix, 
"Addresses," page 906. 

At the close of the address the following tele- 
gram was read by the Secretary : 

Chicago, 111., May 5, 1939. 
Bishop Ivan Lee Holt, Kansas City, Mo. 

Because of our conviction that religion is the source of 



Council 



Announce- 
ments 



Adjournment 



MAY 8 

Twelfth Day 

Evening 
Opening 



Albert W. 
Palmer 
Addresses 
Conference 



Telegram 



322 



Journal of the Uniting Conference 



Evening 



MAY 8 a nation's strength and that the welfare and happiness 
Twelfth Day of our citizens are intimately associated with the place 
that religion is accorded in our national life, the Co- 
Chairmen of the National Conference of Christians and 
Jews send greetings to the Uniting Conference of Meth- 
odism in Kansas City now engaged in a task of great 
moment to those of every religious faith and extend good 
wishes for the successful conclusion of its labors. 

Arthur H. Compton, 
Carlton J. H. Hayes, 
Roger Williams Straus. 



Concerning 
Woman's 
Night 



Temperance, 
Prohibition, 
Public 
Morals 



On a matter of privilege, the Chair recognized 
Mrs, Thomas Nicholson, Upper Iowa, who read 
the following : 

The early closing of the Uniting Conference has elimi- 
nated the program for Woman's Night. As members of 
the Program Committee we wish to extend here our grati- 
tude to Mrs. Fred A. Lamb, Chairman of the Local Com- 
mittee of Woman's Activities, and to Mrs. William C. 
Hanson, Chairman of the Local Program Committee, and 
to many who co-operated in the preparation of a colorful, 
impressive, and informational program to v/hich the 
women throughout this whole section were planning to 
come. 

We thank the Missouri Pacific Railroad for their prom- 
ise to run a special train from other parts of the State. 

We express our appreciation to Dr. Georgia Harkness, 
who was to flv from Mount Holyoke to speak on the topic, 
"What Price Unity?" 

May we also express to the Local Committee our sincere 
thanks on behalf of the women of the Conference, and on 
our own behalf for many courtesies extended by the Local 
Committee to the women in attendance on the Uniting 
Conference. 

Mrs. J. W. Shell, 
President Woman's Convention of the Methodist Protestant 
Church; 

Mrs. J. W. Perry, 
President of the Wonutn's Missionary Council, Methodist 
Episcopal Church, South; 

Mrs. Thomas Nicholson, 
President of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church; 

Mrs. W. H. C. Goode, 
President of the Woman's Home Mission Society of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church. 

By common consent, the message was received 
and ordered to record. 

Ernest H. Cherrington, Ohio, was recognized 
for a privileged motion. Dr. Cherrington moved 
the following : 

I move that the Editors of the Discipline be instructed 
to include in the forthcoming Discipline of The Methodist 



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Evening 



Church, the legislation, advices, and pronouncements in may 8 
Paragraph 655 of the 1938 Discipline of the Methodist Twelfth Day 
Episcopal Church, South, and Paragraphs 166 and 1465 
of the 1936 Discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
with authority to make such editorial revision as may seem 
necessary or desirable, but preserving the substance of 
those paragraphs which set forth the attitude of Meth- 
odism on Temperance, Prohibition, and Public Morals. 



The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Motion of the Secretary, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed suspending the Rules in order that reports 
appearing in the Daily Christian Advocate of May 
8, 1939, might be taken up and acted upon. 

Calendar No. 44, Report No. 9 of the Committee 
on Conferences, printed on pages 299 to 302 in- 
clusive of the Daily Christian Advocate and en- 
titled "Central Conferences," was presented by 
George W. Henson, Philadelphia, Chairman. Dr. 
Henson requested Lewis O. Hartman, New Eng- 
land, Chairman of the Subcommittee which pre- 
pared the report, to present and explain the re- 
port. 

Dr. Hartman stated that the net cost of admin- 
istration under The Methodist Church would be 
less than administering through the three con- 
stituent former Churches. He requested common 
consent to make the following corrections, which 
was granted by the Conference : 

Designate the subheads in the "paragraphs" by figures 
in parentheses ( ) instead of using the term "Section." 

Paragraph 143, fifth line, the word "General" should 
read "Central." 

Section III, Paragraph 148 (3), "Section 3, Paragraph 
2," should read "Paragraph 148 (2)." 

The time of the speaker having expired, motion 
of J. T. Elliston, Alabama, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed extending Dr. Hartman's time until he 
could finish explaining and presenting the report. 

Section IV, Paragraph 149 (4), sixth line, after the 
v/ords "shall be fixed by the," insert the words "Committee 
administering the"; line 8, after the word "with" at the 
beginning of the line insert the words "i-epresentatives 
of." Begin the next sentence with a capital "A" and 
change the word "Conferences" to "Conference." 

Section IV, Paragraph 149 (12), the word "elective," 
fourth line from the bottom, should read "election of." 

Section V (2), add after the word "India," in the fourth 
line, the words "and Burma." 



Calendar 



Committee on 
Conferences, 
Report No. 9 
— "Central 
Confer- 
ences" 



ences 



324 Journal of the Uniting Conference 

MAY 8 Section VI, Paragraph 152, strike out the words 

TwET,FTH Day "Dhulia Mission (M.P.)" at beginning of the paragraph. 
Section VI, Paragraph 156, insert after "Finland An- 
Evemng ^^^^ Conference (M.E.)" the words "Finland-Swedish 
Committee on Annual Conference (M.E.)" 
Report No%' Enabling Acts, Paragraph 160, line 5, insert after the 
— "Central words "Central Conference" the words "or otherwise." 
£?ri5r" Enabling Acts, Paragraph 160, strike out the word 

"now" at the beginning of the second line of the second 
paragraph. 

Enabling Acts, Paragi'aph 162, second line, insert after 
the word "Provisional" the word "Central." 

Enabling Acts, Paragraph 163, last line, strike out the 
word "Foreign." 

Dr. Hartman then moved the adoption of the 
report and the motion was duly seconded. 

Ralph E. Diffendorfer, Rock River, asked what 
was meant by the phrase "co-ordinate authority" 
in line 5 of Paragraph 145. Dr. Hartman an- 
swered the question and Dr. Diffendorfer moved 
to amend by changing the wording from "co- 
ordinate authority with" to "authority similar to 
that exercised by." This was accepted by the 
Chairman. 

Dr. Diffendorfer raised a question relating to 
Section VII, Paragraph 157 (4), asking why 
Japan and Korea were listed among the Provi- 
sional Central Conferences and stated that he 
thought the entire Section 4 should be omitted 
from the list because they are not in -dny sense 
Provisonal Central Conferences. Dr. Hartman 
replied that the question is answered in Para- 
graph 157 and that the grouping in Section 4 is 
purely for the time being for administrative pur- 
poses. This was satisfactory to Dr. Diffendorfer. 

Dr. Diffendorfer moved to amend Section IV, 
Paragraph 149 (3), second paragraph, by strik- 
ing out all that follows the words "Central Con- 
ference," in line 3. The motion being duly sec- 
onded, Dr. Diffendorfer spoke to the question. 

Dr. Hartman spoke against the amendment. 
The amendment was not adopted. 

Willard G. Cram, Kentucky, moved to amend 
Enabling Acts, Paragraph 159, by striking out the 
word "and" in line 4 immediately preceding the 
words "Central Mission Conferences" and insert- 
ing a comma in its place; in the same line, after 
the word "Conferences," place a comma and add 
the words "Annual Conferences, Mission Confer- 



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ences, and Missions." The motion was duly sec- 
onded. Dr. Hartman stated that he would accept 
the amendment for the Committee if there was no 
objection. No objections was raised and the 
amendment was accepted by common consent. 

George C. Douglass, Troy, raised the question 
as to where this report shows the method of sup- 
port for the Central Conference Bishops. Dr. 
Hartman replied that it would be found in Section 
IV (4). Dr. Douglass, after this explanation, 
moved to amend Section IV (4) by adding "That 
the General Conference shall fix the amount of 
grant-in-aid necessary until such time as the said 
Central Conferences shall be able to provide com- 
plete support for such Bishops or General Super- 
intendents." The motion was duly seconded. 
Dr. Hartman spoke for the report as printed. 
The amendment was not adopted. 

J. P. Bartak, Czechoslovak, moved to amend 
Section IV (17) by substituting the word "fifteen" 
for the word "twenty" found in the last line. The 
motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

William K. Anderson, Pittsburgh, asked if the 
wording of Section II, Paragraph 144, was cor- 
rect. Dr. Hartman replied that the point was 
well taken and that the English was not good. 
Dr. Anderson then moved that the Chairman of 
the Committee be authorized to edit Paragraph 
144 correctly. The motion, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed. 

The report was adopted as amended. For re- 
port, see Appendix, "General Standing Commit- 
tees," page 434. 

Orien W. Fifer, Indiana, moved that the Rules 
be suspended in order to present the Report of 
the Committee on Ministry and Judicial Admin- 
istration concerning the assignment of the Bishops 
to their Jurisdictional Conferences and their resi- 
dences. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Dr. Fifer then presented the report as follows : 



MAY 8 

Twelfth Day 
Evening 

Committee on 
Conferences, 
Report No. 9 
— "Central 
Confer- 
ences" 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY AND 
JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION 

The Assignment of Bishops to Jurisdictions and to 
Residences follows (first the Jurisdictions, then the names 
of the Bishops within the Jurisdiction, then their assign- 
ments) : 



Assignments 
of Bishops 



326 



Journal, of the Uniting Coyiference 



Evening 

Assignments 
of Bishops 



MAY 8 Northeastern Jurisdiction: Bishop G. Bromley Oxnani, 

Twelfth Day Boston; Bishop F. J, McConnell, New York; Bishop 
Ernest G. Richardson, Philadelphia; Bishop Adna W. 
Leonard, Pittsburgh; Bishop Charles W. Flint, Syracuse; 
Bishop Edwin H. Hughes, Washington. 

Southeastern Jurisdiction: Bishop J. Lloyd Decell, 
Birmingham; Bishop William T. Watkins, Altanta; Bishop 
Clare Purcell, Charlotte; Bishop Hoyt M. Dobbs, Jackson; 
Bishop U. V. W. Darlington, Louisville; Bishop Paul B. 
Kern, Nashville; Bishop Xvilliam W. Peele, Richmond. 

North Central Jurisdiction : Bishop Ernest L. Waldorf, 
Chicago; Bishop H. Lester Smith, Cincinnati; Bishop 
Edgar Blake, Detroit; Bishop J. Ralph Magee, Des Moines; 
Bishop Titue Lowe, Indianapolis; Bishop Ralph S. Cush- 
man, St. Paul. 

South Central Jurisdiction: Bishop Ivan Lee Holt, 
Dallas; Bishop A. Frank Smith, Houston; Bishop Charles 
L. Mead, Kansas City; Bishop Charles C. Selecman, 
Oklahoma City; Bishop William C. Martin, Omaha; Bish- 
op John C. Broomfield, St. Louis. 

Western Juristiction : Bishop Wilbur E. Hammaker, 
Denver; Bishop Wallace E. Brown, Portland; Bishop 
James C. Baker, Los Angeles. 

Central Jurisdiction: Bishop Robert E. Jones, Colum- 
bus; Bishop Alexander P. Shaw, New Orleans. 

Assignments to Foreign Fields: Bishop John L. Nuel- 
sen, Geneva — North Central Jurisdiction. Bishop Ray- 
mond J. Wade, Stockholm — North Central Jurisdiction. 
Bishop Brenton C. Badley, Dehli — Northeastern Jurisdic- 
tion. 

Missionary Bishops: Bishop Edwin F. Lee, Singapore- 
Manila — North Central Jurisdiction. Bishop John M. 
Springer, Elisabethville, Belgian Congo — Noi'theastern 
Jurisdiction. 

Special Assignments : In accordance with the action of 
this Uniting Conference we recommend that the Council 
of Bishops assign Bishop Arthur J. Moore, attached to 
the Southeastern Jurisdiction, for special service outside 
the United States, and Bishop James H. Straughn, at- 
tached to the Northeastern Jurisdiction, to special service 
within the United States. 

In view of the recommendation with reference to 
Bishop Arthur J. Moore and Bishop James H. Sti'aughn, 
we recommend that they be permitted to select their own 
places of residence within their respective Jurisdictions 
until the next General Conference. 

Orien W. Fifer, Chainnan; 
Frank L. Shaffer, Secretary. 

Dr. Fifer moved the adoption of the report. 
The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 
Offering By common consent an offering was taken for 

the Entertainment Fund in behalf of the Local 
Committee. 

J. W. Mills, Texas, moved that after announce- 
ments we adjourn. The motion, duly seconded, 
did not prevail. 



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Calendar No. 45, Report No. 4 of the Committee 
on Education, printed on page 320 of the Daily 
Christian Advocate and entitled ''Commission on 
World Peace," was presented by Paul Quillian, 
Texas, Chairman, who explained its provisions. 
Dr. Quillian asked common consent to insert the 
words "method of" in line 5 after the words "the 
same." Common consent was granted. Dr. Quil- 
lian moved the adoption of the report. The mo- 
tion, duly seconded, prevailed. For report, see 
Appendix, "General Standing Committees," page 
602. 

Calendar No. 46, Report No. 6 of the Committee 
on Education, printed on pages 302 and 303 of 
the Daily Chrvitian Advocate and entitled "Min- 
isterial Education; Standards," was presented by 
Paul Quillian, Texas, Chairman. Dr. Quillian 
called attention to a stenographic error in leav- 
ing out some words and asked common consent to 
insert them, as follows : In line 19 insert after the 
words "budget askings for their" the words "ade- 
quate support. After an adequate presentation 
of the claims of these." 

Common consent was granted for the correc- 
tion. 

Dr. Quillian requested Charles E. Schofield, 
Colorado, Chairman of the Subcommittee on this 
matter, to present the report. 

Dr. Schofield explained the report and moved its 
adoption. 

J. C. McPheeters, Pacific, moved to amend 
Paragraph 1048 by inserting in lines 8 and 10, 
after the word "Senate," the following words: "or 
the State University, or the educational accredit- 
ing agency of the State in which the institution is 
located." The motion being duly seconded. Dr. 
McPheeters spoke to the question. 

John L. Seaton, Michigan, spoke in opposition 
to the amendment. 

A. Wesley Pugh, North Indiana, spoke in favor 
of the amendment. 

Dr. Schofield spoke in favor of the report. The 
motion was put and the amendment was not 
adopted. 

A. Wesley Pugh, North Indiana, moved to 
amend Paragraph 1063 by adding at the end of the 
paragraph these words: "The requirements of 



MAY 8 

Twelfth Day 
Evening 

Committee on 
Education, 
Report No. 4 
— "Commis- 
sion on 
World 
Peace" 



Committee on 
Education, 
Report No. 6 
— "Ministe- 
rial Educa- 
tion ; 
Standards" 



S2J 



Journal of the Uniting Conference 



MAY 8 

Twelfth Day 
Evening 

Committee on 
Education, 
Report No. 6 
— "Ministe- 
rial Educa- 
tion ; 
Standards" 



Announce- 
ments 



Adjournment 



this paragraph shall not apply to Accepted Supply 
Pastors who have previously completed the Course 
of Study as prescribed for Local Preachers." 
This was accepted by the Chairman for the Com- 
mittee. 

The report was adopted. For report, see Ap- 
pendix, "General Standing Committees," page 
603. 

W. F. Bryan, Texas, moved that we do now 
adjourn. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

After various announcements the Conference 
adjourned with the benediction pronounced by 
Bishop Edgar Blake. 



MAY 9 

Thirtkenth 
Day 

Morning 
Opening 



Journal 



Assistant 
Secretaries 



Committee on 
Credentials, 
Report No. 
10 



TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 9, 1939 

The Uniting Conference convened in the session 
of the thirteenth day on Tuesday, Maj^ 9, at 8:30 
A.M., with Bishop Francis J. McConnell in the 
chair. Bishop McConnell announced that the de- 
votional service would be conducted by Bishop 
Jashwant R, Chitambar of India and the address 
of the morning would be given by Bishop William 
T. Watkins. Bishop Watkins, citing the experi- 
ences of the early Christians found in the Book 
of Acts, challenged The Methodist Church to face 
and meet three great tasks as the early disciples 
met them, namely: the task of evangelism, the 
demands of human brotherhood, and the mission- 
ary demand. 

Bishop McConnell called the Conference to be 
in business session at 9 A.M. 

The Report of the Committee on Journal was 
adopted, as follows : 

Your Committee has separately examined the Joui'nal 
of the sessions of yesterday morning and yesterday after- 
noon, and find both correct. 

Joseph D. Piper, Chairman; 

John R. Kenney, Secretary. 

On nomination of the Secretary, Dr. Harry L. 
Upperman and Mrs. Alice Hardy were confirmed 
as Assistants to the Journal Secretary. 

Earl R. Brown, Northeast Ohio, Chainnan of 
the Committee on Credentials, presented Report 
No. 10 and moved that it be adopted and made a 
part of the Journal of the Uniting Conference. 



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The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. For re- 
port, see Appendix, "Special Standing Commit- 
tees," page 839, 

Motion of Earl R, Brown, Chairman, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed that the Committee on Creden- 
tials be authorized to complete the work of ap- 
proving future changes in seating and to file with 
the Secretary of the Uniting Conference the final 
list without formal action, and that this list shall 
become a part of the official Journal. 

On behalf of the Committee, Dr. Brown pre- 
sented the following: 

The members of the Committee on Credentials wish to 
express to our Secretary, Mr. Charles A. Robbins, our 
deep appreciation for his painstaking and efficient work 
in checking all changes in seating and preparing the 
daily reports for publication. 

Motion of Dr. Brown, duly seconded, unani- 
mously prevailed adopting the resolution. 

The result of the first ballot for alternate mem- 
bers of the Judicial Council was announced by 
Bishop McConnell, as follows : 

Ballots cast, 693 ; ballots counted, 693 ; necessary for a 
choice, 347.. A. J. Allen, Pittsburgh, 555; Nathan Newby, 
Pacific, 513; Ernest S. Lyons, Los Angeles, Calif., 484; 
James I. Dolliver, Northwest Iowa, 408; Sanford W. Cor- 
coran, Pittsburgh, 394; Benjamin A. Matthews, New 
York, 392. 

A. J. Allen, Nathan Newby, Ernest S. Lyons, 
James I. Dolliver, Sanford W. Corcoran, and Ben- 
jamin A. Matthews, each having received the re- 
quired majority, were declared elected alternate 
members of the Judicial Council of The Methodist 
Church. 

The complete result of the ballot was read by 
the Secretary, as follows : 

Ministers from the Methodist Episcopal Church: Ernest 
S. Lyons, Los Angeles, Calif., 484; Sanford W. Corcoran, 
Pittsburgh, 394; Charles B. Ketcham, Northeast Ohio, 
251; Leslie R. Burgum, North Dakota, 113; Mark Kelley, 
Troy, 90; Carl K. Mahoney, Pacific Northwest, 9; Henry 
W. Bartlay, Florida, 5. 

Laymen from the Methodist Episcopal Church: James 
I. Dolliver, Northwest Iowa, 408; Benjamin A. Matthews, 
New York, 392 ; Howard C. Baldwin, Detroit, 225 ; Joseph 
B. Randolph, South Carolina, 57; Fred B. Noble, Saint 
Johns River, 54; William H. Spurgeon, Colorado, 52; 



MAY 9 

Thirteenth 
Day 

Morning 

Committee on 
Credentials, 
Report No. 
10 



Result of First 
Ballot for 
Alternate 
Members of 
Judicial 
Council 



330 



Journal of the Uniting Conference 



Thirteenth 
Day 

Morning 

Result of First 
Ballot for 
Alternate 
Members of 
Judicial 
Council 



Sidney R. Redmond, Central West, 41; William H. Wilcox, 
Oklahoma, 40 ; Fred C. Heubner, lowa-Des Moines, 31 ; 
Jacob Cantlin, Rock River, 21. 

Ministers from the Methodist Protestant Church: A. J. 
Allen, Pittsburgh, 555; S. W. Rosenberger, Ohio, 112; 
G. I. Humphreys, Maryland, 7. 

Ministers from the Methodist Episcopal Church, South: 
A. C. Millar, Little Rock, 340; B. R. Turnipseed, Upper 
South Carolina, 287 ; A. J. Weeks, North Texas, 217 ; J. B. 
Cravan, Western North Carolina, 142; J. W. Johnson, 
North Georgia, 135; W. L. Duren, Louisiana, 100; J. W. 
Bergin. Central Texas, 95; J. Richard Spann, Louisiana, 
45. 

Laymen from the Methodist Episcopal Church, South : 
Nathan Newbv, Pacific, 513 ; R. L. Flowers, North Caro- 
lina, 321; W/F. McMurrv, Memphis, 126; O. A. Park, 
South Georgia, 98; R. B. Carr, North Alabama, 66; M. C. 
Redwine, Kentucky, 51; G. H. Lamar, Baltimore, 43; 
J. G. McGowen, North Mississippi, 33; H. B. McGinnis, 
Tennessee, 32; S. G. Bratton, New Mexico, 25; J. H. Car- 
lock, Oklahoma, 23; H. H. White, Louisiana, 20; C. E. 
Mead, New Mexico, 9 ; T. D. Samf ord, Alabama, 3. 



The second ballot was spread for alternate 

Boyce Martin, 



Second Ballot 
for Alter- 
nate Mem- members of the Judicial Council. 

cil7 Council" Central Texas, was announced to serve as Teller 
in the place of Clarence M. Dannelly, Alabama. 
The ballot was taken, the votes collected, the bal- 
lot was officially declared closed, and the Tellers 
retired to determine the result. 



T. D. Ellis 



Thomas D, Ellis, South Georgia, was recognized 
on a matter of personal privilege and made the 
following statement: 



Committee on 
Judiciary, 
Report No. 6 



It is not my purpose to criticize those who have given 
us the fine record of this Conference, but I cannot permit 
one statement to go without correction. It states in the 
Daily Christian Advocate, page 318, "I have never found 
any Bishop to have the backing of the Church." I did 
not say that. What I tried to say is, "It will help the 
great program to be brought forward by the Bishops to 
have the backing of this Conference and of the Church." 

Francis R. Bayley, Baltimore, Chairman, pre- 
sented Report No. 6 of the Committee on Judici- 
ary. Dr. Bayley explained its provisions and 
moved its adoption. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed. For report, see Appendix, "Special 
Standing Committees," page 821. 

As a matter of privilege Dr. Bayley requested 
that the duly elected Judicial Council be excused 
for a special matter. The request was granted 
by common consent. 



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MAY 9 

Thirteenth 
Day 

Morning 

Central Con- 
ferences 



Referred 



Lewis 0. Hartman, New England, presented 
the following motion : 

I move that to the Central Conferences, to the Pro- 
visional Central Conferences, and to the Annual Confei'- 
ences. Mission Conferences, and Missions within their 
territory, permission be given to embody in parentheses 
the word "Episcopal" between the words "Methodist" and 
"Church" in the official title "The Methodist Church." 

The motion being duly seconded, Dr. Hartman 
spoke to the question. The motion prevailed. 

Innis D. Harris, Southwest Kansas, under a 
question of privilege, moved the reference of the 
following matter to the Committee on Judiciary : 

In view of the fact that in the recent formation of the 
boundaries of the West Oklahoma Conference, by the 
South Central Jurisdiction, as it appears on page 258 of 
the Daily Christian Advocate, Report No. 1, Section 3, 
that in the formation of these boundary lines, long estab- 
lished by the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church, South, involving the territory 
known as the Panhandle, it is respectfully asked by the 
three Conferences involved — namely, the Southwest Kan- 
sas Conference, the Northwest Texas Conference, and the 
West Oklahoma Conference— that this matter be referred 
to the Committee on Judiciary for a decision as to its 
legality. 

Ira M. Hargitt, Chairman, West Oklahoma Conference; 
J. 0. Hayes, Chairman, Northwest Texas Conference; 
Innis D. Harris, Chairman, Southwest Kansas Conference. 

The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

George H. Lamar, Baltimore, raised a point of ^ order^ 
order in connection with the motion of L. 0. Hart- 
man relative to the Central Conferences, stating 
that the action taken was not within the power of 
this body according to the Plan of Union, and sug- 
gested that the matter be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary, 

The Chair stated that the action would have to 
be reconsidered to refer. L. 0. Hartman moved 
that we reconsider the action. The motion, duly 
seconded, prevailed, and reconsideration was 
ordered. 

On motion of L, O, Hartman, duly seconded, the Referred 
matter was referred to the Committee on Judici- 
ary. 

Stanley O. MacMullen, New England, moved calendar 
that we do now take up the Calendar. The motion, 
duly seconded, prevailed. 



332 



Journal of the Uniting Conference 



MAY 9 

Thikteenth 
Day 

Morning 



Tribute to 
Frank A. 
Horne 



Arthur M. Wells, Illinois, stated that the Com- 
mittee on Enabling Acts and Legal Forms was 
ready to report, and that Committee Reports come 
before the Calendar. The Chair ruled the point 
well taken. 

Edward R. Carman, New York East, under the 
question of privilege, presented the following : 



A Tribute to Frank A. Horne 

"Men are of two kinds, and he 
Was of the kind I'd like to be." 

He was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., February 25, 1869, 
and at an early age entered the business world and became 
a man of note, influence, and prominence. 

From his youth to the day of his death he was very 
active in the work of the Lord Jesus and His Church. 
Elected superintendent of Simpson Sunday School while 
still in his teens, he made such an impression that he was 
appointed to the Board of Foreign Missions of the Meth- 
odist Episcopal Chui'ch and served many years, finally 
becoming Vice-President thereof. 

In his local church he was Chairman of its governing 
body. 

For more than twenty-five years a member of the Book 
Committee of the Methodist Episcopal Church, for years 
Chairman of its Executive Committee and in May, 1932, 
Chairman of the Book Committee; President of the Lay 
Conference of the New York East Conference; President 
of the Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, N. Y.; Vice-Presi- 
dent of the Brooklyn and Long Island Church Society; 
member of the Advisory Board of the Methodist Home; 
Trustee of Drew and Goucher Colleges; and a member of 
six General Conferences, 1916 to 1936. 

Elected a delegate to this Uniting Conference and ap- 
pointed by the Joint Commission to the Committee on 
Publishing Interests, he aided in the preparation of that 
part of the Prospectus relating to this interest. 

He was truly a servant of God, "a workman that need- 
eth not to be ashamed." 

Dr. Horne departed this life March 22, 1939. 

"And v.'hen he passed, I think there went 
A soul to yonder firmament 
So white, so splendid, and so fine 
It came almost to God's design." 



John W. Langdale, 
Lynn Harold Hough, 
Fred B. Newell, 
Edward R. Carman, 



H. Almon Chaffee, 
Maude W. Hardie, 
William H. Barradell. 



Brother Carman moved that the paper be re- 
ceived and go to record in the Journal of the 
Uniting Conference. The motion, seconded by 
Chester A. Smith, New York, prevailed. 



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Frank B. Jones, Memphis, on a question of 
privilege, announced that Dr. G. L. Morelock, a 
member of the Memphis Conference delegation 
and General Secretary of the General Board of 
Lay Activities of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South, had been ill throughout the sessions of the 
Uniting Conference and was now a patient in 
Trinity Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. 

By common consent the Rules were suspended 
to take up and act upon reports printed in the 
Daily Christian Advocate of today. May 9. 

Arthur A, Callaghan, Maine, Chairman, pre- 
sented Report No. 1 of the Committee on Enabling 
Acts and Legal Forms, printed on pages 367 and 
368 of the Daily Christian Advocate. Dr. Cal- 
laghan requested W. M. Alexander, Missouri, to 
help in the presentation of the report. 

Dr. Callaghan stated that there were some typo- 
graphical errors in Section 1. The word "be- 
tween" in the third line should read "before." 
Dr. Callaghan stated that there was some editorial 
work needed on the whole paragraph. Dr. Cal- 
laghan explained the report Section by Section 
and moved its adoption. His time expiring before 
the complete presentation of the report, motion 
of Aubrey S. Moore, Rock River, duly seconded, 
prevailed extending Dr. Callaghan's time until he 
could complete its presentation. 

Henry M. Greenslit, Nebraska, raised the ques- 
tion as to whether or not this body is satisfied to 
have nothing as our Constitution other than the 
Plan of Union, which is found in the first seven 
lines of Section 13. The Chairman replied: "It 
seemed to the Committee on Enabling Acts and 
Legal Forms that, inasmuch as the Constitution 
had been set up, we could not go much further 
than that." 

John R. Edwards, Baltimore, moved to amend 
Section 7 by adding, "The Publishing Agents of 
the Book Concern, in correspondence with the 
Benevolence Boards, are authorized to furnish 
statistical blanks for use in Annual Conferences." 
This was accepted by the Chairman. 

The report was adopted. For report, see Ap- 
pendix, "Special Standing Committees," page 798. 

Report No. 2 of the Committee on Enabling 
Acts and Legal Forms was presented by Arthur 



MAY 9 

Thirteenth 
Day 

Morning 
G. L. Morelock 



Committee on 
Enabling 
Acts and 
Legal 

Forms, Re- 
port No. 1 



Committee on 
Enabling 
Acts and 
Legal 

Forms, Re- 
port No. 2 



334 



journal of the Uniting Conference 



MAY 9 

Thirteenth 
Day 

Morning 

Committee on 
Enabling 
Acts and 
Legal 

Forms, Re- 
port No. 2 



Death of Mrs. 
E. A. 
Sexsmith 



Committee on 
Membership 
and Tem- 
poral Econ- 
omy, Report 
No. 5— "Fi- 
nancial 
Plan" 



A. Callaghan, Maine, Chairman, who explained 
the provisions of the report and moved its adop- 
tion. The motion was duly seconded. 

W. C. Perkins, Pittsburgh, raised the question 
as to whether or not the word ''Boards," in the 
fourth line of Section 2, should not read "Com- 
mittees." 

Nathan Newby, Pacific, was recognized and 
stated that the wording of the Section was in the 
exact language proposed by the brethren of the 
Methodist Protestant Church. 

C. W. Bates, North Carolina, Secretary of the 
last General Conference of the Methodist Prot- 
estant Church, was recognized and stated, "I am 
sure the language here is what was intended." 

The report was adopted. For report, see Ap- 
pendix, "Special Standing Committees," page 
802. 

Leonard B. Smith, Maryland, under a question 
of high personal privilege, announced the sudden 
death of Mrs. E. A. Sexsmith, the wife of the 
President of the Maryland Conference, Methodist 
Protestant Church, and moved that the Uniting 
Conference appropriately express itself in offer- 
ing sympathy to our bereaved brother. Dr. E. A. 
Sexsmith, a member of this Uniting Conference. 
The motion, duly seconded, was unanimously 
adopted. 

The Order of the Day having arrived. Calendar 
No. 42, Report No. 5 of the Committee on Mem- 
bership and Temporal Economy, printed on page 
297 of the Daily Christian Advocate and entitled 
"Financial Plan," was presented by W. F. Bryan, 
Texas, Chairman. Dr. Bryan requested Orrin W. 
Auman, Colorado, James A. James, Rock River, 
J. L. Green, Maryland, and Costen J. Harrell, 
Tennessee, to come to the platform to assist in 
presenting the report. 

Dr. Bryan stated that the proposed legislation 
would materially decrease the overhead. He also 
called attention to the following typographical 
errors : Paragraph 500, line 6, change the word 
"their" to the word "the" ; line 7, change the word 
"and" to the word "of." Dr. Bryan then began an 
explanation of the provisions of the report. His 
time expiring, motion of John F. Baggett, Ten- 



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335 



nessee, duly seconded, prevailed extending the 
time to finish the explanation of the report. Com- 
pleting the explanation, Dr. Bryan moved the 
adoption of the report. The motion, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed. For report, see Appendix, 
"General Standing Committees," page 526. 

Calendar No. 43, Report No. 5-A of the Com- 
mittee on Membership and Temporal Economy, 
printed on pages 297, 298, and 299 of the Daily 
Christian Advocate and entitled "Section II, An- 
nual Conference Commission on Finance," was 
presented by W. F. Bryan, Texas, Chairman, v^ho 
explained the provisions of the report and moved 
its adoption. 

Thomas S. Brock, New Jersey, moved to amend 
Paragraph 516 by inserting after the word 
"Treasurer," at the beginning of the twelfth line, 
the following: "or District Treasurers elected by 
the Annual Conference." The Chairman accepted 
the proposed amendment. 

Edward D. Kohlstedt, Dakota, asked if the 
word "Benevolent" in the last line of Paragraph 
524 should not be "Benevolence." The Chairman 
replied that "Benevolence" was the right term. 

James J. James, Rock River, moved to amend 
Paragraph 523 by inserting in line 12 immediately 
preceding the word "General" at the end of the 
line, the words "General Conference or the." This 
was accepted by the Chairman. 

Robert S. Satterfield, Oklahoma, inquired if 
Paragraph 517 meant a flat salary for all District 
Superintendents — no exceptions made. Dr. 
Bryan replied : "No, that can be left to the Annual 
Conference when the Annual Conference so de- 
sires to fix the salary of the District Superintend- 
ent." 

Benjamin W. Meeks, Baltimore, raised a ques- 
tion relative to designated gifts as set forth in 
Paragraph 528 and asked if there was any pro- 
vision for making the special offering on World's 
Temperance Sunday for the Board of Temperance 
an exception to the principle set forth in said 
paragraph. 

Orrin W. Auman, Colorado, replied that such 
exceptions should not be pressed and suggested 
that a committee of three be appointed to con- 
sider the matter and report later. 



MAY 9 

Thirteenth 
Day 

Morning 



Committee on 
Memb€rship 
and Tem- 
poral Econ- 
omy, Report 
No. 5-A— 
"Annual 
Conference 
Commission 
on Finance" 



336 



Journal of the Uniting Conference 



MAY 9 

Thirteenth 
Day 

Morning 

Committee on 
Membership 
and Tem- 
poral Econ- 
omy, Report 
No. 5-A— 
"Annual 
Conference 
Commission 
on Finance" 



Charles W. 
Welch 
Introduced 



Recess 



Reconvene 



Committee 
Rieports 



Motion of Daniel L. Marsh, New England, duly 
seconded, prevailed authorizing O, W. Auman, 
W. F. Bryan, and B. W. Meeks to prepare the sug- 
gested amendment, with the clear understanding 
that the name of no Board or Agency will be 
mentioned. 

M, C. Redwine, Kentucky, asked if the com- 
mittee would substitute the word "and" for the 
word "or" in the ninth line following the words 
"District Stew^ard" in Paragraph 525. The Com- 
mittee accepted the change and no objection was 
raised. 

The time of recess nearing, motion of Daniel 
L. Marsh, New England, duly seconded, prevailed 
that the time be extended only for the completion 
of this report. 

Lewis 0. Hartman, New England, called atten- 
tion to the fact that the matter of the support of 
Central Conference Bishops, mentioned in the last 
sentence of Paragraph 519, was provided for last 
night in the adoption of Calendar No. 44, Report 
No. 9 of the Committee on Conferences and en- 
titled "Central Conferences." The Chair replied 
that he thought the pending matter went beyond 
that provision last night. 

The report was adopted. For report, see Ap- 
pendix, "General Standing Committees," page 
529. 

Joseph M. M. Gray, Detroit, Chairman of the 
Committee on Courtesies, Privileges, and Intro- 
ductions, introduced the Reverend Dr. Charles W. 
Welch, Moderator of the Presbj^erian Church of 
the United States of America, to the Conference. 

The Conference was then in recess for ten 
minutes. 

Bishop McConnell called the Conference to 
order at 10:45 A.M. The Conference stood and 
joined in singing "Onward Christian Soldiers," 
under the leadership of Dr. James R. Houghton. 

Joseph M. M. Gray, Detroit, moved that the 
Committee of Elected Chairmen be instructed to 
select the order in which the remaining reports 
shall be presented to the Conference. George W. 
Henson, Philadelphia, moved to amend by sug- 
gesting that this order begin with the afternoon 
session of today. The amendment was accepted 



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337 



by Dr. Gray, and the motion, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed. 

Under the question of privilege for the entire 
Conference, Isaac E. Miller, Ohio, Chairman of 
the Joint Commission on Entertainment of the 
Uniting Conference, made announcements con- 
cerning the service of Wednesday night incident to 
the proclamation of the Declaration of Union. 

Dr. Miller presented Dr. John A. Rinkel, of 
Minneapolis, a member of the Joint Commission, 
stating that he had made a very large contribu- 
tion to the comfort of the delegates of the Uniting 
Conference, by the tireless and efficient service 
he had rendered in so many ways. 

Dr. Miller requested, in behalf of the Confer- 
ence, that Dr. Houghton sing "The Glory Road" 
tomorrow immediately after recess. 

Bishop McConnell announced the result of the 
second ballot for alternate members of the Judicial 
Council as follows : 

Ballots cast, 741; ballots counted, 741; necessary to a 
choice, 371. R. L. Flowers, North Carolina, 584; A. C. 
Millar, Little Rock, 570; R. B. Turnipseed, Upper South 
Carolina, 410. 

R. L. Flowers, A. C. Millar, and B. R. Turnip- 
seed, each having received the required majority, 
were declared elected alternate members of the 
Judicial Council of The Methodist Church. 

The Secretary read the complete result, as fol- 
lows: 

Ministers from the Methodist Episcopal Church, South: 
A. C. Millar, Little Rock, 570; B. R. Turnipseed, Upper 
South Carolina, 410; A. J. Weeks, North Texas, 212; J. B. 
Craven, Western North Carolina, 104; J. W. Johnson, 
North Georgia, 89; W. L. Duren, Louisiana, 50; J. W. 
Bergin, Central Texas, 28; J. Richard Spann, Louisiana, 
12. 

Laymen from the Methodist Episcopal Church, South: 
R. L. Flowers, North Carolina, 584; W. F. McMurry, 
Memphis, 54; O. A. Park, South Georgia, 24; M. C. Red- 
wine, Kentucky, 14; R. B. Carr, North Alabama, 10; 
G. H. Lamar, Baltimore, 10; S. G. Bratton, New Mexico, 
8; J. G. McGowen, North Mississippi, 6; H. H. White, 
Louisiana, 5; J. H. Carlock, Oklahoma, 4; H. B. McGinnis, 
Tennessee, 4; C. E. Mead, New Mexico, 2; T. D. Samford, 
Alabama, 1. 

The alternate members of the Judicial Council are as 
follows: Ministers: Sanford W. Corcoran (1), Ernest S. 
Lyons (1), A. J. Allen (1), A. C. Millar (2), B. R. Turnip- 



MAY 9 

Thirteenth 
Day 

Morning 

Announce- 
ments Con- 
cerning the 
Declaration 
of Union 
Service 

John A. 
Rinkel 
Presented 



Result of Sec- 
ond Ballot 
for Alter- 
nate Mem- 
bers of 
Judicial 
Council 



338 



Journal of the Uniting Conference 



Thirteenth 
Day 



MAY 9 seed (2). Laymen: James I. Dolliver (1), Benjamin A. 

Matthews (1), R. L. Flowers (2), Nathan Newby (1). 

The figure in parentheses ( ) indicates the ballot on 
M<frning which election occurred. 

Organization The Organization of the Judicial Council of The 
Council"^"'' Methodist Church was reported, as follows : 

President, Fracis R. Bayley; Vice-President, Martin E. 
Lawson; Secretary, Henry R. Van Deusen. 



Rules of Prac- 
tice and 
Procedure 
for Judicial 
Council 



Time Limit 



Committee on 
Missions, 
Report No. 5 
— "Board of 
Missions 
and Church 
Extension" 



Henry R. Van Deusen, Wyoming, stated that 
the Judicial Council had adopted certain Rules of 
Practice and Procedure, and moved that they be 
printed in the Daily Advocate and also in the Ap- 
pendix to the Discipline. The motion, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed. For Rules of Practice and 
Procedure, see Appendix, "Miscellaneous," page 
928. 

Gary A. Kemp, Northwest Kansas, moved to 
amend the Rule of Order which limits the Chair- 
man of a Committee to five minutes in presenting 
the report of the Committee, by removing the 
five-minute limit. The motion, duly seconded, 
did not prevail. 

The Order of the Day having arrived. Calendar 
No. 71, Report No. 5 of the Committee on Mis- 
sions, printed on pages 351 to 360, inclusive, of 
the Daily Christian Advocate and entitled "Board 
of Missions and Church Extension," was pre- 
sented by John R. Mott, New York, Chairman, 
who started explaining its provisions. In the 
midst of the explanation. Dr. Mott's time expir- 
ing, motion of Daniel L. Marsh, New England, 
duly seconded, prevailed, extending the time for 
the consideration of the report. Dr. Mott com- 
pleted his explanation and moved the adoption of 
the report. The motion was duly seconded. 

Roy L. Smith, Southern California, spoke for 
the adoption of the report. 

Frank W. Court, Upper Iowa, stated that Mrs. 
Evelyn R, Nicholson, Upper Iowa, a member of 
the Committee on Missions, had called his atten- 
tion to a typographical error in Paragraph 859, 
and requested permission to correct the same by 
inserting after the words "young people" in the 
seventh line of the paragraph, the words "and 
children in behalf of native and foreign groups, 



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839 



needy childhood." This was accepted by the 
Chairman. 

Paul P. Wiant, Foochow (China), moved to 
amend Paragraph 842 by striking out the word 
"or" in the fourth line and placing a comma in its 
place, and then adding after the words "Mission 
Conference," in the same line, the words "or An- 
nual Conference." This was accepted by the 
Chairman. 

Charles F. Eggleston, Philadelphia, moved to 
amend Paragraph 838, Article 2, Section 1, by 
inserting in line 14, after the words "Charter and 
Constitution," the words "and with the Constitu- 
tion of the Board, and to recommend Constitu- 
tions." The Chairman accepted the proposed 
amendment. 

Charles F. Eggleston, Philadelphia, moved to 
amend Paragraph 893 by adding the following at 
the end : "The Committee may meet as a whole as 
it determines, and members of the Committee car- 
rying on the same class of work may also meet 
separately for consultation and co-operation." 
The Chairman accepted this proposed amendment. 

Charles A. Jones, Ohio, moved to amend Para- 
graph 833, Article 6, by substituting the words 
"Two, one man and one woman" for the word 
"one" at the end of line 4 and the words "or more" 
at the beginning of line 5. This was accepted by 
the Chairman. Brother Jones then spoke in 
favor of the report. 

Edward D. Kohlstedt, Dakota, spoke in favor 
of the report. 

G. M. Davenport, North Alabama, moved the 
previous question. 

Fred D. Stone, Rock River, raised the question 
of the apparent omission of legislation covering 
the licensing and consecration of Deaconesses and 
asked if this would be cared for. The Chairman 
assured him that it would be. 

The motion for the previous question, duly 
seconded, prevailed, and the previous question was 
ordered. 

George C. French, North Texas, raised the 
question concerning the overhead. The Chairman 
replied that, taking into view all the Boards in- 
volved, there would be no increase in the overhead. 



Thirteenth 
Day 

Morning 

Committee on 
Missions, 
Report No. 5 
— "Board of 
Missions 
and Church 
Extension" 



340 



Journal of the Uniting Conference 



MAY 9 

Thirteenth 
Day 

Morning 



Committee 
Study 
Property 
Interests 



Committee on 
Missions 
Report No. 6 
— "Methodist 
Participa- 
tion in 
China Civil- 
ian Relief" 



Dr. Mott then closed the debate for the Com- 
mittee. 

The report was adopted. For report, see Ap- 
pendix, "General Standing Committees," page 
555. 

John R. Mott, New York, presented the follow- 
ing resolution and moved its adoption : 

That the Council of Bishops in clue time appoint a 
Study Committee of four persons (two men and two 
women) from each Jurisdiction, and one representative 
from each of the Central Conferences, not officers or paid 
executives of any Board or Society, to study the property 
interests of the Boards involved in the Report of the Com- 
mittee on Missions and Church Extension, together with 
other financial implications, also to take account of any 
inaccuracies and contradictions in the report; it being 
understood, however, that the Study Committee shall not 
be authorized to change the substance of said report in 
any particular, but may recommend to the General Con- 
ference any legislation which it may conclude would per- 
fect the processes of the Board of Missions and Church 
Extension. 

John R. Mott, Chairman; 
Nathan Newby, Vice-Chairtnan. 

Lewis 0. Hartman, New England, asked if Dr. 
Mott would be willing to accept some representa- 
tives from the foreign field on the proposed com- 
mittee. Dr. Mott accepted the amendment, "and 
one representative from each of the Central Con- 
ferences," to be inserted after the words "from 
each Jurisdiction." 

The resolution was unanimously adopted. 

Calendar No. 72, Report No. 6 of the Committee 
on Missions, printed on page 360 of the Daily 
Christian Advocate and entitled "Methodist Par- 
ticipation in China Civilian Relief," was presented 
by John R. Mott, New York, Chairman. Dr. Mott 
spoke to the report and moved its adoption. 

Chester A. Smith, New York, moved to amend 
the report by adding either to Section 1 or Sec- 
tion 2 the following : 

It is unfair to ask the charitable-minded members of 
our Christian Churches to send their money to China and 
then permit the munition makers of this country to sell 
to Japan fifty-four per cent of all her war materials with 
which she is devastating China; therefore I move that we 
call upon the Congress of the United States of America 
to pass such legislation as will prevent the sale and ship- 
ment to Japan of all war materials of every kind and 
description. 



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Thirteenth 
Day 



Morning 



on 



Committee 
Missions; 
Report No. G 
— "Methodist 
Participa- 
tion in 
China Civil- 
ian Relief" 



Privilege for 
the Chair 



The motion being duly seconded, Brother **^y ^ 
Smith spoke to the question. 

Nathan Newby, Pacific, spoke in opposition to 
the amendment. 

Arlo A. Brown, Newark, moved that the amend- 
ment be referred to the Business Committee. The 
motion was seconded by Ralph E. Diffendorfer, 
Rock River. 

W. F. Bryan, Texas, Chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Membership and Temporal Economy, 
stated that his Committee was dealing with the 
question, and moved as a substitute that the mat- 
ter be referred to the Committee on Membership 
and Temporal Economy instead of to the Business 
Committee. This was accepted by Dr. Brown and 
his second, and the motion was adopted to refer. 

The Report of the Committee on Missions was 
then adopted. For report, see Appendix, "Gen- 
eral Standing Committees," page 591. 

Bishop McConnell, on a matter of privilege for 
the Chair, stated that this morning he had replied 
to Dr. Hartman that the Chair thought the matter 
of the support of the Bishops of Central Confer- 
ences had been provided for. He said further: 
"It now appears that there is a contradiction be- 
tween the methods proposed as have been set up 
by the adoption of Calendar No. 44, Report No. 9 
of the Committee on Conferences, adopted Mon- 
day night, May 8, and Calendar No. 43, Report 
No. 6 of the Committee on Membership and 
Temporal Economy, adopted this morning. It is 
only fair to Dr. Hartman that I make this state- 
ment. If he wishes to make any further state- 
ment, he is privileged to do so." 

Lewis 0. Hartman, New England, moved that 
the matter be referred to the Chairman of the 
Committee on Temporal Economy and the Chair- 
man of the Subcommittee on Central Conferences. 
The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Bishop McConnell recognized Bishop Edwin H. 
Hughes on the matter of a privileged communica- 
tion from the Council of Bishops. 

Bishop Hughes made the following statement : 

"This i^elates to your instruction, brethren, to one of 
your Committees; likewise to the Council of Bishops. 
The feeling ran contemporaneously in this body, and 
likewise in the Council of Bishops, that one of the most 



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MAY 9 

Thirteenth 
Day 

Morning 

Forward Pro- 
gram of The 
Methodist 
Chvirch 



important things in following up the spirit of this Unit- 
ing Conference should be an attempt to increase the spir- 
itual and evangelistic life of our beloved Church. 

"It is not, of course, possible for us thus quickly to 
bring in anything like a detailed program. Bishop Kern, 
on behalf of the Council of Bishops, will give a bi'ief 
statement as to some of the things that are proposed, 
after which I will be glad to read a paper that is a sum- 
mons to all our hearts." 

Bishop Paul B. Kern outlined some of the pre- 
liminary plans contemplated by the Council of 
Bishops concerning this great forward movement 
of The Methodist Church. 

Bishop Hughes made the following statement 
with reference to the paper he later read : 

"I may say, in frankness, it was written with the pen 
and heart of Bishop Arthur J, Moore. On reading it to 
the Council of Bishops, it was the feeling that the docu- 
ment was so sacred that we scarcely dared to change a 
word of any of its paragraphs. You will allow me to add 
that many times more interest was shown in the subject 
matter of this paper and in the program which is here 
generally proposed than has been shown in our Council 
of Bishops in connection with any other matter that has 
been referred to them. 

"I feel like asking you to pray while this is being read, 
and to ask God to send it down to our Church as a call 
to our people." 

Bishop Hughes then read the following paper : 

The Methodists of America have entered into a new 
sense of brotherhood. They have consummated the largest 
union of Protestant Christians ever achieved. The full 
significance of what has occurred is beyond our present 
understanding; only eternity can properly evaluate the 
deeper meaning of what we have here done. 

Of greater significance than the act of union is the 
result of union. The spiritual oneness so conspicuous at 
the Uniting Conference must be made to permeate the 
whole body of Methodism. Out of this union must spring 
a new and more intense loyalty to our Wesleyan heritage. 
Above all, this Methodist Church must immediately project 
a program of service commensurate with its latent powers 
and its unparalleled opportunity. 

In the providence of God our Churches have come to- 
gether at a moment of world crisis. In every land there is 
perplexity and fear. The priceless values of life are every- 
where threatened. Never in modern times was there such 
an imperative demand for the proclamation and applica- 
tion of the gospel. At the very instant of its new bii'th, 
The Methodist Church is faced with a challenge to sum- 
mon all men to behold the redemptive power which has 
always been resident in the eternal Christ. 

The burden of our duty in this hour has been upon our 



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hearts. In response to inner promptings, no less than to 
the request of the Conference, your Bishops express the 
need for a mighty resurgence of spiritual life and its 
inevitable moral overflow, and their willingness to help 
lead the Church in a movement to bring about its con- 
summation. 

Such a forward movement should be all-inclusive, and 
should be dynamic, inspirational, and educational in 
nature and method. It should involve a dissemination 
among our people of information concerning the history, 
genius, theology, policy, and program of Methodism. 

It should inculcate a new loyalty to all our institutions. 
It should interpret unification to our people and weld them 
together in understanding, sympathy, and a sense of fel- 
lowship. It should emphasize our world-wide missionary 
enterprise and stimulate the passion to evangelize all 
peoples. 

It should promote Christian stewardship and bring- 
about a greater liberality for the larger benevolent work 
of our Church. It should lay bare the social and personal 
sins of our time and call men to repentance and reforma- 
tion. It should place emphasis upon personal religious 
experience and seek to revive in the hearts of our people 
the seeking spirit of the compassionate Christ. 

Such a movement must be more than a temporary 
enterprise of an inspirational nature. Its foundations 
must be wide and deep; its cultivation fundamental and 
constant. The best of our thought and the most competent 
advice we can secure shall be devoted to projecting the 
details of a plan, which in due time will be announced to 
the Church. With the hearty and unselfish co-operation 
of all our preachers, people, and organizations, the move- 
ment contemplated should bring the Church to its first 
General Conference having witnessed a revival of deep 
religious experience, with all its forces mobilized for the 
inauguration of the third century of vital Methodism. 

No cause is forlorn with Christ at its head. We look 
up and behold the morning. Christ is out on the highways 
of the world's needs. No ingenuity of wickedness, no in- 
difference or scorn of men can stop His unceasing march 
of redemption. We resolve anew to evade no peril and to 
seek no discharge from the tasks, but take our appointed 
way with Him until the gospel has been given in its 
uniqueness and redeeming power to all men. 

"We will rejoice in Thy salvation, and in the name of 
our God will we set up our banner." 

Thomas D, Ellis, South Georgia, moved that the 
Conference stand in approval of this great paper 
and challenge to The Methodist Church. The mo- 
tion was seconded by Paul M. Hillman, Nebraska, 
and the members of the Uniting Conference rose 
to express unanimous approval. 

Nathan Newby, Pacific, moved that the paper 
be received and printed in the Daily Christian 
Advocate. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 



MAY 9 

Thirteenth 
Day 

Morning 

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Journal of the Uniting Conference 



MAY 9 

Thirteenth 
Day 

Morning 

Committee On 
Enabling 
Acts and 
Legal 
Forms, 
Report No. 3 



Committee on 
Enabling 
Acts and 
Legal 
Forms, 
Report No. 4 



Committee on 
Enabling 
Acts and 
Legal 
Forms, 
Report No. 5 



Committee on 
Enabling 
Acts and 
Legal 
Forms, 
Report No. 6 



Committee on 
Enabling 
Acts and 
Legal 
Forms, 
Report No. 7 



Committee on 
Enabling 
Acts and 
Legal 
Forms, 
Report No'. 8 



Report No. 3 of the Committee on Enabling Acts 
and Legal Forms printed on pages 368 and 369 
of the Daily Christian Advocate, was presented by 
Arthur A, Callaghan, Maine, Chairman, who ex- 
plained its provisions. Dr. Hartman requested 
Nathan Newby, Pacific, and W. M. Alexander, 
Missouri, to come to the platform and help in the 
presentation of the reports of the Committee. 
The report, on motion of the Chairman, duly sec- 
onded, was adopted. For report, see Appendix, 
"Special Standing Committees," page 803. 

Report No. 4 of the same Committee, printed on 
page 369 of the Daily Christian Advocate, was 
presented and explained by the Chairman. Mo- 
tion of Arthur A. Callaghan, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed adopting the report. For report, see Ap- 
pendix, "Special Standing Committees," page 
805. 

Report No. 5 of the same Committee, printed on 
page 369 of the Daily Christian Advocate, was 
presented by the Chairman, who explained its pro- 
visions and moved its adoption. The motion, duly 
seconded, prevailed. For report, see Appendix, 
"Special Standing Committees," page 805. 

Report No. 6 of the same Committee, printed 
on page 369 of the Daily Christian Advocate, was 
presented by the Chairman, who explained its 
provisions. On his motion, duly seconded, the 
report was adopted. For report, see Appendix, 
"Special Standing Committees," page 806. 

Report No. 7 of the same Committee, printed 
on page 369 of the Daily Christian Advocate, was 
presented by Dr. Callaghan, who moved its adop- 
tion, after explaining its provisions. The motion, 
duly seconded, prevailed. For report, see Appen- 
dix, "Special Standing Committees," page 806. 

Report No. 8 of the same Committee, printed on 
pages 369 and 370 of the Daily Christian Advo- 
cate, was presented by the Chairman, who ex- 
plained its provisions and stated that the word 
"Prospectus" in the last line of Paragraph 1130 
should read "Discipline." Motion of Dr. Cal- 
laghan, duly seconded, prevailed, adopting the 
report. For report, see Appendix, "Special Stand- 
ing Committees," page 807. 

Report No. 9 of the same Committee, printed on 



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page 370 of the Daily Christian Advocate, was 
presented and explained by the Chairman. On 
his motion, duly seconded, the Report was adopted. 
For report, see Appendix, "Special Standing Com- 
mittees," page 809. 

Report No. 10 of the same Committee, printed 
on page 370 of the Daily Christian Advocate, was 
presented and explained by Dr. Callaghan, on 
whose motion, duly seconded, the report was 
adopted. For report, see Appendix, "Special 
Standing Committees," page 811, 

Report No. 11 of the same Committee, printed 
on page 370 of the Daily Christian Advocate, was 
presented and explained by the Chairman, who 
moved its adoption. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed. For report, see Appendix, "Special 
Standing Committees," page 811. 

Report No. 12 of the same Committee, printed 
on page 370 of the Daily Christian Advocate, was 
presented by Dr. Callaghan, who explained its 
provisions and moved its adoption with the dele- 
tion of the word "hereinafter" in line 3. The 
motion, duly seconded, prevailed. For report, see 
Appendix, "Special Standing Committees," page 
812. 

George C. French, North Texas, asked if there 
would be any increase in overhead occasioned by 
any of these reports. 

Dr. Callaghan replied that, as far as they were 
able to determine, there would be none. 

Dr. Callaghan requested that the members of 
the Committee on Enabling Acts and Legal Forms 
be excused from attending the afternoon session 
that they might complete their work. The request 
was granted, by common consent. 

Lewis 0. Hartman, New England, Chairman of 
the Subcommittee on Central Conferences, re- 
ported that he had conferred with W. F. Bryan, 
Texas, Chairman of the Committee on Member- 
ship and Temporal Economy, in regard to the 
matter referred to them by the action of the Unit- 
ing Conference this morning; that at the sug- 
gestion of Dr. Bryan he had also conferred with 
Orrin W. Auman, Colorado, a member of the 
Subcommittee on Financial Plan of the Committee 
on Membership and Temporal Economy, and that 
the three would like to have common consent of 



MAY 9 

Thirteenth 
Day 

Morning 

Committee on 
Enabling 
Acts and 
Legal 
Forms, 
Report No. 9 

Committee on 
Enabling 
Acts and 
Legal 

Forms, Re- 
port No. 10 

Committee on 
Enabling 
Acts and 
Legal 

Forms, Re- 
port No. 11 



Committee on 
Enabling 
Acts and 
Legal 

Forms, Re- 
port No. 12 



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Journal of the Uniting Conference 



MAY 9 

Thirteenth 
Day 

Morning 



Mrs. Francis 
J. McCon- 
neU 



Jurisdictions 



Bishop 
Asbury's 
Birthplace 



the Uniting Conference to delete the last sentence 
of Paragraph 519 of Calendar No. 43, Report 
No. 6 (5-A) of the Committee on Membership and 
Temporal Economy, said sentence starting in line 
11 and beginning with the words "He is, further- 
more." No objection being raised, common con- 
sent was given for the deletion. 

Mrs. Francis J. McConnell, New York, was rec- 
ognized on a matter of personal privilege and ad- 
dressed the Conference in behalf of the women 
concerned with the adoption of the Report of the 
Committee on Missions, which report had pro- 
jected the great program for Missions for The 
Methodist Church, and assured the Uniting Con- 
ference of the loyal support of the women of 
Methodism in bringing the projected program to 
pass. The time of Mrs. McConnell expiring be- 
fore she had finished her remarks, on motion of 
Daniel L. Marsh, New England, duly seconded, 
her time was extended. 

The Report on Annual Conference Bounda- 
ries of the Northeastern Jurisdiction, printed on 
pages 363, 364, and 365 of the Daily Christian 
Advocate, was ordered to record. 

The Report of the Central Jurisdiction on 
Boundaries, printed on page 365 of the Daihj 
Christian Advocate, was ordered to record. 

The Report of the North Central Jurisdiction 
concerning Boundaries, printed on pages 365, 366, 
and 367 of the Daily Christian Advocate, was 
ordered to record. 

The following resolution was presented, and 
upon motion, duly seconded, it was adopted : 

FROM SOUTHEASTERN JURISDICTION 

The following resolution was adopted at a meeting of 
the delegates from the Annual Conferences comprising 
the Southeastern Jurisdiction held May 6, 1939. 

T. D. Ellis, Chairman; 
Harry Denman, Secretary. 

Resolution No. 7 

Whereas Dr. Bond, our fraternal messenger from 
British Methodism, has called to our attention the pos- 
sibility of purchasing the house in which Bishop Francis 
Asbury was born ; and 

Whereas, Bishop Asbury spent most of his life of 
service within those states which are now a part of the 
Southeastez'n Jurisdiction; therefore be it 

Resolved, That the delegates of the Southeastern Juris- 



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diction herewith request that common consent be given for 
this Jurisdiction to inaugurate plans for the possible pur- 
chase of this historic shrine to be rebuilt on the Campus of 
Scarritt College in Nashville, Tennessee. 



J. P. Martin, 
J. S. French, 
J. W. Perry, 
A. W. Plyler, 
Chas. C. Weaver, 
W. G. Henry, 
Jas. N. Hillman, 
John L. Ferguson, 
Mrs. Robert O'Neal, 
Ben a. Whitmore, 
Wm. R. Webb, 



D. E. HiNKLB, 

E. P. Anderson, 

E. D. Thompson, 

COSTEN J. HARRELL, 

W. E. Brock, 

F. H. Trotter, 
R. L. Stapleton, 
Mrs. H. C. Black, 
Wm. F. Quillian, 
Harry Den man. 



may 9 

Thirteenth 
Day 

Morning 



Motion of Daniel L. Marsh, New England, duly 
seconded, prevailed that after the necessary an- 
nouncements we adjourn. 

The Secretary read the following cablegram : 

Uniting Conference, Kansas City, Mo. 

Philippians four twenty-three. Uniting session three 
Annual Conferences. Methodist Seoul. 

The following telegram was read : 

Portland, Oregon, May 9, 1939. 
Uniting Conference Methodist Church, Kansas City, Mo. 

Many thanks for sympathetic greetings from Confer- 
ence. I rejoice greatly in the effectual working among 
you of the cementing power and love of Christ and pray 
that He will lead us in helping to bring this world under 
His sway. Bishop E. S. Johnson. 

The following was received and ordered to re- 
cord, by common consent: 

We, the stenogi-aphers of this Uniting Conference, 
do hereby wish to express our appreciation for the fine 
co-operation given us by the delegates of this Conference. 
We consider it a privilege to have been able to help in 
some way with the forwarding of Methodism and Chris- 
tianity in the world. 



Harriet Page, 
Dorothy Ottman, 
Emily Louise Tiemann, 



Mary Eva Gibbs, 
Thelma Triplett. 



Cablegram 
from 
Methodist 
Seoul 



Telegram from 
Bishop 
Johnson 



Bishop Charles Flint was recognized and read 
the following telegram : 

Having already wired presiding Bishop of Uniting Con- 
ference expressing my inability to attend the sessions due 



Stenographers 



Telegram from 
Robert P. 
Wagner 



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MAY 9 

Thirteenth 
Day 

Morning 



Adjournment 



MAY 9 

Thirteenth 
Day 

Afternoon 

Opening 



Solo by Dr. 
Houghton 



Gavds 



Committee of 
Elected 
Chairmen 



Referred 



to pendency of important legislative matters in the Senate. 
I am extremely honored to have been appointed as delegate. 
I rejoice with you over the happy outcome of the long 
negotiations which result in making one Methodist body 
in this country. I am greatly indebted to the Methodist 
Church for my early training and the formation of my 
social convictions which I have tried to work out in legisla- 
tion. Robert F. Wagner. 

The Conference adjourned with the benediction 
pronounced by Bishop J. Lloyd Decell. 

TUESDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 9, 1939 

Pursuant to adjournment, the Conference was 
called to order at 2:15 p.m. by Bishop John C. 
Broomfield. 

The Conference stood and joined in singing 
Hymn No. 4, "0 Worship the King, All-Glorious 
Above," after which Dr. A. J. Allen, Pittsburgh, 
led in prayer. 

At the request of the Conference, Dr. James R. 
Houghton sang as a solo "God Is Our Refuge," 
based on the forty-sixth Psalm. 

On a question of privilege Horace G. Smith, 
Rock River, moved the following: 

Because of the widespread interest shown in the his- 
toric gavels used by the presiding officers of this Uniting 
Conference, I move that Dr. Thomas P. Potter, who has 
provided most of these gavels, be asked to prepare a 
brief written statement concerning these gavels to be 
sent to the Church Press, and, if space permits, to be 
printed in the last issue of the Daily Christian Advocate. 

The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. For this 
article, see Appendix, "Miscellaneous," page 930. 

George W. Henson, Philadelphia, made the fol- 
lowing statement for the Committee of Elected 
Chairmen : 

Three of the General Standing Committees have com- 
pleted their work and their i-eports have been adopted. 
There are twenty-three Calendar Reports and six Resolu- 
tions yet to be acted on. These can be taken care of in 
their regular order in the sessions yet to be held. 

By common consent the program as outlined 
was adopted. 

Arthur A. Callaghan, Maine, moved to refer to 
the Committee on Judiciary the question, "Who 
are the legal delegates to the Annual Conference?" 
The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 



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Calendar No. 47, Report No. 8 of the Commit- 
tee on Ministry and Judicial Administration, 
printed on pages 303 and 304 of the Daily Chris- 
tian Advocate and entitled "Retired Bishops," was 
presented by Orien W. Fifer, Indiana, Chairman, 
who explained its provisions and moved its adop- 
tion, with the understanding that Sections V and 
VI be omitted from this report, as the matters 
contained therein had been taken care of by pre- 
vious action of the Uniting Conference. The mo- 
tion, duly seconded, prevailed and the report was 
adopted. For report, see Appendix, "General 
Standing Committees," page 489. 

Calendar No. 48, Report No. 9 of the Committee 
on Ministry and Judicial Administration, printed 
on page 304 of the Daily Christian Advocate and 
entitled "Pastors," was presented by Orien W. 
Fifer, Indiana, Chairman. Dr. Fifer requested 
J. Manning Potts, Virginia, Chairman of the Sub- 
committee, to be in charge of the report. Dr. 
Potts explained its provisions and moved the 
adoption of the report. The motion was duly 
seconded. 

Thomas S. Brock, New Jersey, spoke against 
the third item of Paragraph 217, Article 2, stating 
that the term "Accepted Supply" needed to be 
clarified for the Conference. 

J. W. Moore, Virginia, spoke for the report. 

Disston W. Jacobs, Wilmington, moved to 
amend Paragraph 217, Article 2, by striking out 
the word "an" in line 2, and inserting therefor the 
words "a full time." The motion being duly sec- 
onded, Mr. Jacobs spoke to the question. 

Thomas D. Ellis, South Georgia, was recog- 
nized, but yielded the floor to William P. King, 
North Georgia, who spoke for the report. 

Daniel L. Marsh, New England, called for the 
reading of the amendment and then spoke in its 
favor. 

Joseph M. M. Gray, Detroit, moved as a sub- 
stitute for the Jacobs amendment that Item 3 of 
Paragraph 217, Article 2, be stricken from the 
report. The motion being duly seconded, Dr. 
Gray spoke to the question. 

Roy O. Hills, Wyoming State, spoke against the 
substitute. 



MAY 9 

Thirteenth 
Day 

AJternoon. 

Committee on 
Ministry and 
Judicial Ad- 
ministration, 
Report No. 8 
— ^"Retired 
Bishops" 



Committee on 
Ministry and 
Judicial Ad- 
ministration, 
Report No. 9 
— "Pastors" 



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MAY 9 

Thirteenth 
Day 

AJternooii 

Comniittee on 
Ministry and 
Judicial Ad- 
ministration. 
Report No. 9 
— "Pastors" 



Nolan B. Harmon, Jr., Baltimore, spoke in 
favor of the substitute. 

Earl R. Brown, Northeast Ohio, raised the point 
of order that if the substitute was adopted it 
would take away the right to administer the Sac- 
rament of Baptism. The Chair ruled the point of 
order not well taken. 

Harry G. Ryan, North Texas, moved the pre- 
vious question. 

The Chair stated that he had recognized Fred 
B. Noble, Saint Johns River, before the motion 
for the previous question was made. 

F. B. Noble spoke against the substitute. 

The Chair stated that the previous question 
had been called for. Lewis 0. Hartman, New 
England, called attention to the fact that the vote 
had not been taken. 

Daniel L. Marsh, New England, raised the point 
of order that "because somebody wanted to move 
the previous question before the last speaker 
spoke, it does not mean that the motion for the 
previous question is now pending. The Chairman 
did not recognize anybody who made the motion 
for the previous question since the other man 
spoke." The Chair ruled the point well taken. 

Harold Paul Sloan, New Jersey, spoke for the 
substitute. 

Charles A. Robbins, Pacific Northwest, moved 
the pending question. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed and the pending question was ordered. 

Dr. Potts closed the debate for the Committee. 
The vote was taken on the Gray substitute and it 
did not prevail. 

A. Wesley Pugh, North Indiana, offered the fol- 
lowing amendment to the Jacobs amendment: "An 
unordained pastor or an Accepted Supply Pastor, 
giving full-time pastoral service, shall have 
authority, etc." This was accepted by Dr. Jacobs. 

Elmer C. Dewey, Georgia, moved as a substitute 
for the Jacobs amendment the following: In line 
9, after the word "Superintendent," insert the 
words "and with his permission." 

Alvis S. Bennett, Kentucky, spoke against the 
substitute. 

Elmer E. Collins, Montana State, moved the 
previous question on all that was before the Con- 



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ference. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed 
and the previous question was ordered. 

The vote on the Dewey substitute was taken and 
it did not prevail. 

The vote on the Jacobs amendment was taken 
and it did not prevail. 

Dr. Potts called attention to a typographical 
error in Paragraph 219, Article 4, line 4, stating 
that the words "without the consent of the Quar- 
terly Conference" had been inadvertently omitted 
before the words "and the." 

The report was adopted. For report, see Ap- 
pendix, "General Standing Committees," page 
491. 

Calendar No. 49, Report No. 10 of the Com- 
mittee on Ministry and Judicial Administration, 
printed on page 305 of the Daily Christian Advo- 
cate and entitled "Pastors," was presented by 
Orien W. Fifer, Indiana, Chairman, who moved 
its adoption. The motion was duly seconded. 

Leonard B. Smith, Maryland, moved to substi- 
tute Paragraph 220, Article 5, page 69 of the 
Prospectus of the Discipline, which reads as fol- 
lows: 



MAY 9 

Thirteenth 
Day 

AJternoon 



Committee on 
Ministry and 
Judicial Ad- 
ministration, 
Report No. 9 
— "Pastors" 



Committee on 
Ministry and 
Judicial Ad- 
ministration, 
Report No. 
10— "Pas- 
tors" 



No minister shall perform the marriage of a divorced 
person whose divorced wife or husband is living; but this 
rule shall not apply to the innocent person when it is 
clearly established by competent testimony that the true 
cause for the divorce was such as to justify remarriage 
in the light of the teachings of Scripture concerning mar- 
riage and divorce, nor to divorced persons seeking to be 
reunited in marriage. 

The motion being duly seconded, Dr. Smith 
spoke to the question. 

George Mecklenberg, Northern Minnesota, 
spoke against the substitute. 

W. L. Duren, Louisiana, spoke in favor of the 
substitute. 

J. Edgar Skillington, Central Pennsylvania, 
moved the pending question. The motion, duly 
seconded, prevailed and the pending question was 
ordered. 

Dr. Fifer closed the debate for the Committee. 

The substitute was voted on and did not prevail. 
A division was called for, but was not sustained 
by the vote of the Conference. The Chair again 



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MAY 9 

Thikteenth 
Day 

AJtemooTi. 



Garrett 
Students 
Presented 



Committee on 
Ministry and 
Judicial Ad- 
ministration, 
Report No. 
11 — "Recep- 
tion of 
Preachers 
on Trial" 



put the question of voting on the substitute, and 
the substitute did not prevail. 

The report was adopted. For report, see Ap- 
pendix, "General Standing Committees," page 
494. 

Bishop Ernest L. Waldorf was recognized for 
a special privilege and presented to the Confer- 
ence forty students of Garrett Biblical Institute, 
Evanston, 111., who were attending the Conference 
and were seated in the gallery. Bishop Waldorf 
requested Horace G. Smith, Rock River, President 
of Garrett and a member of this Conference, to 
stand, and also the students. The Conference 
applauded. 

Calendar No. 50, Report No. 11 of the Commit- 
tee on Ministry and Judicial Administration, 
printed on page 305 of the Daily Christian Advo- 
cate and entitled "Reception of Preachers on 
Trial," was presented by Orien W. Fif er, Indiana, 
Chairman. Dr. Fifer requested J. Manning Potts, 
Virginia, to be in charge of the report. Dr. Potts 
explained the provisions of the report, stating 
that the word "satisfactory" should appear before 
the words "written answers" in line 6 of Para- 
graph 222, Article 2. He moved the adoption of 
the report and the motion was duly seconded. 

Raymond H. Huse, Central New York, moved 
to amend Paragraph 228, Article 3, Item (19) 
(a), by striking out, at the end of the item, the 
words "neither spend any more time at any one 
place than is strictly necessary." The motion, 
duly seconded, did not prevail. 

Albert N. Smith, Northwest Kansas, moved to 
amend Paragraph 229 by striking out the word 
"not" in line 3 following the words "They need." 
The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Hawes P. Clarke, Virginia, moved the previous 
question. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed 
and the previous question was ordered. 

The report, as amended, was adopted. For re- 
port, see Appendix, "General Standing Commit- 
tees," page 494. 

J. Fisher Simpson, West Texas, moved a recon- 
sideration of Calendar No. 48, Report No. 9 of 
the Committee on Ministry and Judicial Adminis- 
tration, in order that he might offer an amend- 
ment to Paragraph 217 concerning the instruction 



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of parents and young people in Christian home- 
making. The motion, duly seconded, did not pre- 
vail. 

Harold Paul Sloan, New Jersey, presented the 
following resolution and moved its adoption : 

Resolved, That Report No. 11 of the Committee on 
Ministry and Judicial Administration, found on page 305 
of the Daily Christian Advocate, be referred to the Com- 
mission on Ritual with instruction to prepare a form of 
service or services and to report the same to the General 
Conference of 1940. 

The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Calendar No. 51, Report No. 10 of the Commit- 
tee on Conferences, printed on pages 305 and 306 
of the Daily Christian Advocate and entitled 
"Mission Conferences," was presented by George 
W. Henson, Philadelphia, Chairman, who moved 
its adoption. The motion, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed. For report, see Appendix, "General 
Standing Committees," page 446. 

Calendar No. 52, Report No. 11 of the Com- 
mittee on Conferences, printed on page 306 of the 
Daily Christian Advocate and entitled "Adminis- 
tration of Missions (In the Home Field)," was 
presented by George W. Henson, Philadelphia, 
Chairman. Dr. Henson explained the provisions 
of the report and asked common consent to strike 
out the words "using a language other than the 
English," found in lines 1 and 2 of Section 4. 
Common consent was given by the Conference. 
Dr. Henson then moved the adoption of the re- 
port. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. For 
report, see Appendix, "General Standing Com- 
mittees," page 448. 

Calendar No. 53, Report No. 12 of the Commit- 
tee on Conferences, printed on page 306 of the 
Daily Christian Advocate and entitled "Missions 
(On Foreign Fields)," was presented by George 
W. Henson, Philadelphia, Chairman, who ex- 
plained the report and moved its adoption. The 
motion, duly seconded, prevailed. For report, see 
Appendix, "General Standing Committees," page 
449. 

Calendar No. 54, Report No. 13 of the Commit- 
tee on Conferences, printed on page 306 of the 
Daily Christian Advocate, was presented by 



MAY 9 

Thirteenth 
Day 

ASternoon 



Referred 



Committee on 
Conferences, 
Report No. 
10— "Mis- 
sion Con- 
ferences" 



Committee on 
Conferences, 
Report No. 
U— "Ad- 
ministration 
of Missions 
(In the 
Home 
Field)" 



Committee on 
Conferences, 
Report No. 
12— "Mis- 
sions (On 
Foreign 
Fields)" 



Committee ob 
Conferences, 
Report No. 
13 



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MAY 9 

Thirteenth 
Day 

A.fternoon. 



Committee on 
Missions. 
Report No. 3 
— "Board of 
Hospitals 
and Homes 
of The 
Methodist 
Church" 



George W. Henson, Philadelphia, Chairman. Dr. 
Henson requested J. N. R. Score, Central Texas, 
to come to the platform and answer any questions 
that might be raised. Dr. Henson moved the 
adoption of the report. The motion, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed. For report, see Appendix, 
"General Standing Committees," page 450. 

Calendar No. 55, Report No. 3 of the Commit- 
tee on Missions, printed on page 307 of the Daily 
Christian Advocate and entitled "Board of Hos- 
pitals and Homes of The Methodist Church," was 
presented by John R. Mott, New York, Chairman, 
who explained its provisions and moved its adop- 
tion. Dr. Mott requested Albert G. Schatzman, 
Ohio, Chairman of the Subcommittee which pre- 
pared this report, to assist in its presentation. 

Charles C. Jarrell, North Georgia, moved to 
amend Paragraph 822, Section 2, by adding the 
following sentence : 

In those Conferences where civil law requires the elec- 
tion of Boards of Trustees or Managers by the Annual 
Conference, it shall be the duty of the Conference Board 
of Hospitals and Homes to nominate persons for such elec- 
tion. 

This amendment was accepted by the Chairman, 
and no objection was raised. The report was 
adopted. For report see Appendix, "General 
Standing Committees," page 550. 

Calendar No. 56, Report No. 4 of the Committee 
on Missions, printed on pages 307 and 308 of the 
Daily Christian Advocate and entitled "General 
on Evangel- Commission on Evangelism, was presented by 
^^'"" John R. Mott, New York, Chairman. Dr. Mott 

requested that S. 0. Kimbrough, North Alabama, 
Chairman of the Subcommittee preparing this 
report, assist in its presentation. 

Dr. Mott moved the following amendments : 
In the fourth unnumbered paragraph, insert in 
line 5 after the words "Annual Conference may" 
the words "by a two-thirds vote of the Confer- 
ence" ; and in line 4 of the ninth unnumbered 
paragraph insert the word "of" after the words 
"in the field." The motion, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed. 

Dr. Mott then moved the adoption of the report 
as amended. The motion, duly seconded, pre- 



Committee on 
Missions, 
Report No. 4 
— "General 
Commission 



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Thirteenth 
Day 

Afterncxyii 

Program on 
"The Negro 
in Method- 



Resolution 
Referred 



vailed. For report, see Appendix, "General ^^^ " 
Standing Committees," page 553. 

George W. Henson, Philadelphia, Chairman of 
the Committee of Elected Chairmen, called atten- 
tion to the Special Order of the Day set for 4:30 
P.M. for consideration of the prepared program of 
"The Negro in Methodism." Bishop Broomfield 
urged the visitors in the galleries to remain for 
the Order of the Day. 

Francis R. Bayley, Baltimore, Chairman of the judiciary 
Committee on Judiciary, under a question of 
privilege, announced a very important meeting 
of the Committee at 7:45 P.M. 

Jesse L. Corley, Southern California, offered the 
following resolution : 

A city as gracious and generous as is Kansas City de- 
serves the best government that can be secured. As guests 
of this beautiful city and recipients of her extraordinary 
hospitality, we have been made aware — by expressions of 
her citizens and from the Press — of the humiliation and 
chagi'in suffered by the good citizens of the community 
because of the amazingly traitorous graft, greed, and ex- 
ploitation .... 

Fred D. Stone, Rock River, raised the point of 
order that this resolution is clearly one that should 
be referred to the Business Committee. The 
Chair ruled the point well taken. 

Dr. Corley then moved that the resolution be 
referred to the Business Committee. 

Costen J. Harrell, Tennessee, raised the point 
of order that it would go automatically to the 
Business Committee under our Rules of Order. 
The Chair ruled the point well taken and the reso- 
lution was referred to the Business Committee. 

The Secretary announced that the Norwegian 
and Danish Conference and the Central Northwest 
Conference should be recorded in the North -Cen- 
tral Jurisdiction and not the Northeastern Juris- 
diction, as printed in the Daily Christian Advo- 
cate, page 363. 

Following various announcements by the O'"^^'" <** **>* 
Secretary, the Order of the Day was taken up. 

Bishop Broomfield presented Bishop Alexander 
P. Shaw to be in charge of the Order of the Day, 
"The Negro in Methodism." 

The following program was presented : 



Day 



Bishop Shaw 
Presented 



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MAY 9 

Thirteenth 
Day 

AJternoon 



Dr. Smart 
Addresses 
the 
Conference 



Dr. Davage 

Addresses 

the 

Conference 



Adjournment 



The audience stood and joined in singing "My 
Country, 'Tis of Thee." 

A combined Chorus from the local Churches and 
Lincoln High School, under the direction of Prof. 
J. 0. Morrison of Kansas City, rendered an an- 
them, "Lift Every Voice and Sing." 

Lewis 0. Hartman, New England, led the Con- 
ference in prayer. 

Dr. W. Aiken Smart, of Candler School of 
Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., ad- 
dressed the Conference on "Barriers Burned 
Away." The Conference stood in applause at the 
conclusion of the address. [The Editors deeply 
regret that they were unable to secure the address 
of Dr. Smart, through circumstances over which 
the Editors had no control.] 

The Chorus rendered a spiritual, "Listen to the 
Lamb." 

Dr. Matthew S. Davage, President of Clark Uni- 
versity, Atlanta, Ga., addressed the Conference 
on "Methodism: Our Heritage and Hope." For 
address, see Appendix, "Regular Addresses," 
page 884. The Conference stood in appreciation 
and applauded the address. 

Three selections were rendered by the Chorus 
at the conclusion of the address by Dr. Davage. 

The Conference adjourned with the benediction 
pronounced by Benjamin F. Abbott, Central West. 



MAY 9 

Thirteenth 
Day 

Evening 
Opening 



Dr. Welch 
Addresses 
the 
Conference 



TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 9, 1939 

The Conference convened at 7 :45 p.m., Tuesday, 
May 9, for the evening session with Bishop Edgar 
Blake in the chair. The Bishop announced and 
the Conference joined in singing Hymn 73, "Be 
Still, My Soul: The Lord Is on Thy Side." 

Bishop John W. Gowdy of China led in prayer, 
after which the Conference joined in singing 
Hymn 268, "Are Ye Able? Said the Master." 

Merton S. Rice, Detroit, at the request of Bishop 
Blake, introduced the speaker of the evening, Dr. 
Charles W. Welch, Moderator of the Presbyterian 
Church in the United States of America. 

Dr. Welch addressed the Conference on the 
subject of "Evangelism." Bishop Blake replied 
appropriately in behalf of the Conference. 



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Dr. James R. Houghton sang as a solo "The 
Ninety and Nine." 

Bishop Edwin H. Hughes, at the request of 
Joseph M. M. Gray, Detroit, Chairman of the 
Committee of Courtesies, Privileges, and Introduc- 
tions, presented Judge Richard J. Hopkins, the 
only United States District Judge in the State of 
Kansas. 

Dr. Gray presented Dr. Walter Van Kirk, who 
spoke to the Conference and told of his work in 
broadcasting the news of the Uniting Conference. 

Henry H. Crane, Detroit, moved to refer to the 
Committee on Judiciary, for their decision, the 
question of the legality of deleting from the new 
Discipline the footnote to the twenty -third Article 
of Religion, found on page 23 of the Prospectus 
of the Discipline. The motion being duly sec- 
onded. Dr. Crane spoke to the question. 

His time expiring before he had finished his 
remarks, motion of Daniel L. Marsh, New Eng- 
land, duly seconded, prevailed extending the time 
not to exceed five minutes. 

The motion to refer was adopted. 

Ernest H. Cherrington, Ohio, presented a 
memoir of Dr. Clarence True Wilson, and moved 
that it be received and adopted, without reading, 
and made a part of the Journal of the Uniting 
Conference. The motion, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed. Dr. Cherrington spoke briefly to the 
motion. For memoir, see Appendix, "Miscel- 
laneous," page 925. 

The following resolution, offered by William F. 
Quillian, South Georgia, was adopted : 



Thirteenth 
Day 

Kvening 

Judge Hopkins 
Presented 



Dr. Van Kirk 
Presented 



Referred 



Memoir of 
Clarence 
True 
Wilson 



Methodist 
Ecumenical 
Council 



Whereas, a resolution offered by E. D. Soper, page 
333, Daily Christian Advocate, May 9, 1939, provides that 
"The editors of the new Discipline are directed .... 
to print under the appropriate title the names of the 
members of the Methodist Ecumenical Council as they 
appear in the present Disciplines of the Churches"; and 

Whereas, the list of names thus recorded is incomplete; 
therefore be it 

Resolved, That the names of these members be printed 
in the new Discipline as they may be furnished by the 
Secretary of the Methodist Ecumenical Council, Western 
Section, Dr. A. J. Weeks. 

Wm. F. Quillian, Edmund D. Soper, 
Paul N. Garber, H. W. Cox. 



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MAY 9 

Thirteenth 
Day 

Evening 

Referred 



Calendar 



Committee on 
Membership 
and 

Temporal 
Economy, 
Report No. 6 
— "A Social 
Creed" 



Motion of the Secretary, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed that the request of the Central Northwest 
Conference and of the Norwegian-Danish Con- 
ference for an Enabling Act in relation to their 
boundaries, be referred to the Committee on En- 
abling Acts and Legal Forms, to be reported on 
tomorrow. 

On m.otion of Daniel L. Marsh, New England, 
duly seconded, the Calendar was taken up. 

W. F. Bryan, Texas, stated that a motion of 
Chester A. Smith, New York, concerning war 
had been referred to his Committee for considera- 
tion ; that he had consulted with Brother Smith 
and the Committee thought it better to consider 
the Smith resolution as a separate matter, rather 
than in connection with the report of the Com- 
mittee touching a Social Creed. Dr. Bryan moved 
a suspension of the Rules for the purpose of 
hearing the Smith resolution. The motion did not 
prevail. 

Calendar No. 57, Report No. 6 of the Committee 
on Membership and Temporal Economy, printed 
on pages 308 and 309 of the Daily Christian Ad- 
vocate and entitled *'A Social Creed," was pre- 
sented by W. F. Bryan, Texas, Chairman. Dr. 
Bryan requested John B. Magee, Pacific North- 
west, to present the report. Dr. Magee presented 
the report and moved its adoption. The motion 
was duly seconded. 

John B. Campbell, Northwest Indiana, moved to 
amend the report by deleting Section 7. The mo- 
tion being duly seconded, Brother Campbell spoke 
to the question. 

Dr. Magee spoke for the Committee. 

The motion being put. Section 7 was deleted. 

Alfred M. Landon, Kansas, moved that Section 
16 be referred back to the Committee on Member- 
ship and Temporal Economy for harmonization 
with the resolution already referred to that Com- 
mittee calling for national action against the sale 
of munitions to Japan. The motion being duly 
seconded, Governor Landon spoke to the question. 

Edmund Heinsohn, West Texas, spoke against 
the motion to refer. 

Nathan Newby, Pacific, spoke in favor of the 
motion. 



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Herman Will, Jr., Rock River, spoke against 
the motion to refer. 

Edmund J. Kulp, Missouri, spoke in favor of 
referring. 

William P. King, North Georgia, spoke against 
the motion to refer. 

J. L. Harman, Louisville, spoke in favor of the 
motion. 

Paul M. Hillman, Nebraska, spoke against the 
motion to refer. 

Joseph M. M. Gray, Detroit, spoke in favor of 
the motion. 

Lloyd E. Foster, Newark, spoke against the 
motion to refer. 

Alfred M. Landon, Kansas, on a matter of high 
personal privilege, suggested that some of the 
comments were not entirely proper. 

Richard T. Baker, Upper Iowa, spoke against 
the motion to refer. 

John B. F. Yoak, Western Virginia, moved the 
pending question. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed and the pending question was ordered. 

Dr. Magee closed the debate for the Committee. 
The motion to refer Section 16 was put and did 
not prevail. 

Lynn Harold Hough, New York East, spoke in 
favor of the report. 

George E. Farrar, Saint Johns River, moved 
the previous question. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed, and the previous question was ordered. 

The report was adopted as amended. For 
report, see Appendix, "General Standing Com- 
mittees," page 535. 

George W. Henson, Philadelphia, Chairman of 
the Committee of Elected Chairmen, reported 
on the status of the Calendar, and moved to sus- 
pend the Rules that we might consider Calendar 
Reports Nos. 61, 64, 63, and 62 in that order. 

The Secretary called attention to the fact that 
Report No. 61 had been considered in the place of 
Report No. 30, and now Calendar Report No. 30 
takes the place of No. 61. With this explanation 
the motion of George W. Henson, duly seconded, 
prevailed. 

Calendar No. 30, Report No. 6 of the Committee 
on Ministry and Judicial Administration, printed 



MAY 9 

Thirteenth 
Day 

Evening 

Committee on 
Membership 
and 

Temporal 
Economy, 
Report No. 6 
— "A Social 
Creed" 



360 



Journal of the Uniting Conference 



MAY 9 

Thirteenth 
Day 

Evening 

Committee on 
Ministry 
and Judicial 
Administra- 
tion, Report 
No. 6— "The 
Episcopacy 
— Duties, 
Powers, and 
Limitations" 

Committee on 
Education, 
Report No. 9 
—"The 
Christian 
Sabbath" 



Committee on 
Education, 
Report No. 8 
—"The 
Editorial 
Division" 



on page 228 of the Daily Christian Advocate, and 
entitled "The Episcopacy — Duties, Powers, and 
Limitations," was presented by Orien W. Fifer, 
Indiana, Chairman, who explained its provisions 
and moved its adoption. The motion, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed. For report, see Appendix, 
"General Standing Committees," page 486. 

Calendar No. 64, Report No. 9 of the Committee 
on Education, printed on page 346 of the Daily 
Christian Advocate and entitled "The Christian 
Sabbath," was presented by Paul Quillian, Texas, 
Chairman. Dr. Quillian requested Lester Rumble, 
North Georgia, Clem Baker, Little Rock, and 
J. Calloway Robertson, Virginia, who had helped 
in the preparation of reports, to come to the plat- 
form. Dr. Quillian explained the provisions of 
the report before the Conference and moved its 
adoption. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 
For report, see Appendix, "General Standing 
Committees," page 617. 

Calendar No. 63, Report No. 8 of the Committee 
on Education, printed on pages 345 and 346 of 
the Daily Christian Advocate and entitled "D. 
The Editorial Division," was presented by Paul 
Quillian, Texas, Chairman, who requested Dr. 
Robertson to be in charge of the presentation of 
the report. 

Dr. Robertson explained the provisions of the 
report and asked common consent to substitute 
for Paragraph 1084 in the printed report the 
following : 



There shall be elected quadrennially by the General 
Conference an Editor of Church School Publications who 
shall be the Executive Secretary in charge of the Edito- 
rial Division of the Board of Education. 



Common consent was granted. Dr. Robertson 
moved the adoption of the report, and the motion, 
duly seconded, prevailed. For report, see Ap- 
pendix, "General Standing Committees," page 
615. 
Committee on Calendar No. 62, Report No. 7 of the Commit- 
Report'No. 7 tee on Education, printed on pages 344 and 345 
^sion^of^'" ^^ ^^^ Daily Christian Advocate and entitled "C. 
the°Locai Thc Dlvlsion of the Local Church," was presented 
Church" ^y p^^jj Quillian, Texas, Chairman, Dr. Quillian 



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asked common consent to make the following 
change in Paragraph 1071-A: Strike out in lines 
25 and 26 the words "and determine" and insert 
in their place the words "and shall co-operate with 
the Curriculum Committee in determining." 
Common consent was granted and the change was 
made. Dr. Quillian then explained the provisions 
of the report and moved its adoption. The motion 
was duly seconded. Dr. Quillian in explaining 
Paragraph 1080-B gave the nominations for the 
nine additional persons proposed, not nominated 
by the Committee on Education, but by the Joint 
Committee of the Committee on Missions and the 
Committee on Education, as follows : Jesse L. 
Corley, Alfred F. Hughes, Wade Crawford Bar- 
clay, Roy R. Roudebush, J. Emerson Ford, Clem 
Baker, J. M. Ormond, Mrs. J. W. Perry, J. Leas 
Green. 

George C. French, North Texas, raised the 
question of the overhead and Dr. Quillian replied 
that the cost will be decreased and not increased. 

Chester A. Smith, New York, asked if there was 
anything in the report or any other report that 
would prevent Churches now having Epworth 
Leagues continuing them. The Chairman replied 
that there was not. 

The motion to adopt the report prevailed. For 
report, see Appendix, "General Standing Com- 
mittees," page 609. 

Motion of George W. Henson, duly seconded, 
prevailed that we adjourn after Dr. John W. 
Langdale has presented the memoirs of Dr. Spen- 
cer and Dr. Brummitt for publication in the 
Journal of the Uniting Conference. 

Calendar No. 69, Report No. 6 of the Committee 
on Publishing Interests, printed on pages 350 and 
351 of the Daily Christian Advocate, being the 
memoir of Dr. Claudius B. Spencer, was presented 
by John W. Langdale, New York East, who moved 
that the report be received and go to record, 
without reading. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed. For memoir, see Appendix, "General 
Standing Committees," page 639. 

Calendar No. 70, Report No. 7 of the Committee 
on Publishing Interests, printed on page 351 of 
the Daily Christian Advocate, being the memoir 



MAY 9 

Thirteenth 
Day 

Evening 

Committee on 
Education, 
Report No. 7 
—■'The Di- 
vision of 
the Local 
Church" 



Memoirs of 
Drs. Spencer 
and 
Brummitt 



Committee on 
Publishing 
Interests, 
Report No. 6 



Committee on 
Publishing 
Interests, 
Report No. 7 



362 



Journal of the Uniting Conference 



Thirteenth 
Day 

Evening 



Adjournment 



MAY 10 

Fourteenth 
Day 

Morning 

Opening 



Journal 



Patriotic 
Devotion 



of Dr. Dan B. Briimmitt, was presented by John 
W. Langdale, New York East, who moved that the 
report be received and go to record without read- 
ing. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. For 
memoir, see Appendix, "General Standing Com- 
mittees," page 640. 

The Conference adjourned with the benediction 
pronounced by Bishop Edwin F. Lee of Singapore. 

WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 10, 1939 

Bishop Charles C. Selecman called the Confer- 
ence to order at 8 :30 a.m., Wednesday, May 10, 
and announced that the worship service would be 
in charge of Bishop Wilbur E. Hammaker, and 
that Bishop J. Ralph Magee would deliver the 
devotional address. 

Bishop Magee brought his message from Mat- 
thew 4: 1 on the greatest problem ever faced by 
any man, "How to Make the Kingdom of God 
Come upon Earth As It Is in Heaven." 

Bishop Selecman called the business session 
of the Conference to order at 9 A.M. 

The Committee on Journal reported as follows : 

We have examined the Journal of Monday night; the 
Journal of Tuesday morning and of Tuesday afternoon, 
and find them correct. 

Joseph D. Piper, Chairman: 
John R. Kenney, Secretary. 

The report was approved. 

At the request of the Committee on Journal, 
the Secretary moved that the approval of the 
Journal of the session of last night, Tuesday, May 
9, and of the three sessions of today, be left to 
the Secretarial Staff, backed up by the stenotype 
record. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Harold Paul Sloan, New Jersey, presented the 
following and moved its adoption: 

The Methodist Episcopal Church, which befoi-e it was 
divided was foremost among American Churches to de- 
clare its devotion to the Federal Government, and to pre- 
sent its duty to President Washington, has to no degree 
departed from its historic position. As a reunited body 
we therefore now renew our former expressions of 
loyalty. 

We cherish the freedom secured to mankind by this 
republic as among our own and the human race's most 
precious possessions. Political liberty is indeed nothing 



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less than a necessary fi'uition of the gospel of Jesus 
Christ: so that devotion to it must of course command 
the Christian's utmost resource, being conditioned only 
by that loyalty to the Living God, Himself, by which alone 
free government can either be, or be made strong. 

Being thus exalted and blessed in this liberty of Chris- 
tian men and Americans, reunited Methodism publishes 
anew its thanksgiving for the great republic of the West; 
and pledges its devotion, its sacrifice, and its unceasing 
prayers that this high heritage received from our fathers 
may be preserved for our children, and our children's chil- 
dren; and not only as undiminished, but as increased as 
in each advancing decade made more nobly fair. 

[Signed by L. 0. Hartman, Harold Paul Sloan, Daniel 
L. Marsh, Frank S. Hickman, T. D. Ellis, T. S. Ladd 
Thomas, Orien W. Fifer, H. J. Burgstahler, Fred D. 
Stone, Leslie J. Lyons, Arlo A. Brown, Thomas S. Brock, 
John R. Mott, Frank C. Fropert, Harry P. Bennett.] 



MAY 10 

Fourteenth 
Day 

Morning 

Patriotic 
Devotion 



Report No. 8 



The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Report No. 7 of the Committee on Judiciary, ^°j^^^*i^,^ °'' 
printed on page 418 of the Daily Christian Advo- Report no. 7 
cate, was presented by Francis R. Bayley, Balti- 
more, Chairman, who moved its adoption. The 
motion, duly seconded, prevailed. For report, 
see Appendix, "Special Standing* Committees," 
page 822. 

Report No. 8 of the Committee on Judiciary, ^"j^X^^fry **" 
printed on page 419 of the Daily Christian Advo- 
cate, was presented by Francis R. Bayley, Balti- 
more, Chairman, who moved its adoption. The 
motion, duly seconded, prevailed. For report, see 
Appendix, "Special Standing Committees," page 
822. 

Report No. 9 of the Committee on Judiciary, 
printed on page 419 of the Daily Christian Ad- 
vocate, was presented by Francis R. Bayley, 
Chairman, who moved its adoption. The motion, 
duly seconded, prevailed. For report, see Ap- 
pendix, "Special Standing Committees," page 823. 

Francis R. Bayley, Baltimore, moved a recon- 
sideration of the action of last night in referring 
the footnote to the twenty-third Article of Re- 
ligion to the Committee on Judiciary for a de- 
cision. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed and 
reconsideration was ordered. 

Dr. Bayley then moved to amend Dr. Crane's 
motion by referring the matter to the Council of 
Bishops for their study and for them to report 
their findings to the General Conference of 1940. 



Committee on 
Judiciary, 
Report No. 9 



Reconsider 



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MAY 10 



Fourteenth 
Day 

Morning 



The motion being seconded, Dr. Bayley spoke to 
the question. The motion to refer the matter to 
the Council of Bishops was adopted. 

Frank S. Hickman, North Carolina, presented 
War and Peace ^nd moved the adoptiou of the following reso- 
lution : 

Whereas, in the present extremely dangerous state 
of affairs existing among the nations of the world, it 
is imperative that every possible influence looking toward 
the establishment of universal peace be exerted by the 
followers of the Prince of Peace; and 

Whereas, a reunited and powerful Church is just now 
coming into existence whose voice in this grave situation 
ought to be unequivocal; and 

Whereas, there exists an honest difference of opinion 
in regard to the particular form which the conviction of 
that Church in this crucial issue ought to take; therefore 
be it 

Resolved, that the Methodist Church: 
1. Takes its stand undivided in its opposition to the 
spirit of war now raging through the world; 

2. Pledges itself to exert every possible influence at its 
command to persuade bellig-erent peoples to find such 
ground of settlement of their difficulties as shall result 
in lasting peace between them; 

3. Urges the President and the Congress of the United 
States to take every possible step to avoid the entangle- 
ment of our country in a world-wide conflagration of 
war which we are convinced would bring our civilization 
into ruins; and 

4. Commits to our Board of Education the responsibility 
of laying the foundation of a system of Christian educa- 
tion which shall seek to eradicate the causes of war 
and train our children for Christian participation in the 
ai'ts of peace. 



T, D. Ellis, - 
Wm. F. Quillian, 
Nolan B. Harmon, Jr., 
M. S. Rice, 
Frank S. Hickman,- 
Harry E. Woolever, 
J. M. Ormond, 
J. L. Brasher, 



E. D. Kohlstedt, 
Harold Paul Sloan,- 
George W. Crabbe, 

J. Emerson Ford, 

A. W. PUGH, 

B. D. Beck, 

F. W. Wahl. 



Bishop and 
Mrs. Flint 



The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Mrs. Mary McCloud Bethune, South Florida, 
under the question of personal privilege, present- 
ed the greetings of the women of her race to the 
United Conference. Asking Bishop and Mrs. 
Charles W. Flint and the delegation of the At- 
lanta Area to stand, she then presented to Bishop 
and Mrs. Flint, on behalf of the Atlanta Area, a 
bouquet of beautiful flowers as a token of their 



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appreciation of the faithful service rendered the 
Area by Bishop and Mrs. Flint. Bishop Flint re- 
plied appropriately and Mrs. Flint received the 
bouquet amid the applause of the delegates. 

Report No. 11 of the Committee on Credentials 
was presented by Earl R. Brown, Northeast Ohio. 
By common consent, according to previous action, 
the report was received and ordered printed in the 
Daily Advocate. (See report, page 842.) 

Willard G. Cram, Kentucky, presented the fol- 
lowing resolution: 

Resolved, That the Council of Bishops be requested to 
appoint a Committee of two representatives from each 
Jurisdiction to consider the matter of the location of 
Boards and Commissions authorized by the Uniting Con- 
ference and make report to the General Conference of 
1940, the expenses of the Committee to be paid from the 
Administrative Fund. 



John R. Mott, 
W. M. Alexander, 
Fred D. Stone, 
Joseph M. M. Gray, 
T. D. Ellis, 
Wm. F. Quillian, 



John W. Langdale, 
Thomas S. Brock, 
Harold Paul Sloan, 
A. W. Wasson, 
Wm. K. Anderson, 
W. G. Cram. 



may 10 

Fourteenth 
Day 

Morning 

Committee on 
Credentials, 
Report No. 
11 



Location of 
Boards 



On the motion of Dr. Cram, duly seconded, the 
resolution was adopted. 

George W. Henson, Philadelphia, moved that 
the Rules be suspended and that the Calendar be 
taken up in its regular order, to be followed by 
the Reports of the Committee on Enabling Acts 
and Legal Forms. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed. 

Calendar No. 58, Report No. 7 of the Committee 
on Membership and Temporal Economy, printed 
on page 309 of the Daihj Christian Advocate, was 
presented by W. F. Bryan, Texas, Chairman, who 
requested Costen J. Harrell, Tennessee, to be in 
charge of the report. Dr. Bryan stated that this 
report was simply the clarification of a matter al- 
ready passed. 

Dr. Harrell moved a reconsideration of Calen- 
dar No. 7, Report No. 1 of the Committee on Mem- 
bership and Temporal Economy, printed on pages 
128 and 129 of the Daily Christian Advocate, in 
order to harmonize both reports. The motion, 
duly seconded, prevailed and reconsideration was 
ordered. 



Calendar 



Committee on 
Membership 
and 

Temporal 
Economy, 
Report No. 7 



Committee on 
Membership 
and 

Temporal 
Economy, 
Report No. 1 
— Reconsid- 
ered 



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MAY 10 

Fourteenth 
Day 

Morning 



Committee on 
Membership 
and 

Temporal 
Economy, 
Report No. 7 



Committee on 
Membership 
and 

Temporal 
Economy, 
Report No. 8 
— "Ministe- 
rial Sup- 
port" 



Dr. Harrell requested common consent to amend 
Paragraph 430 by adding to the fourth hne the 
words "as may be authorized by the Quarterly 
Conference," and in the last line of the report 
to change the figure "450" to "430." This was 
granted by the Conference. 

Dr. Harrell moved to amend Paragraph 430, 
Calendar No. 7, Report No. 1 of the Committee on 
Membership and Temporal Economy, by substi- 
tuting Paragraph 430 as presented in Calendar 
No. 58, Report No. 7 of the same Committee, now 
before the Conference. The motion, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed. Calendar No. 7, Report No. 1 
of the Committee on Membership and Temporal 
Economy, as amended, was then adopted. For 
report, see Appendix, "General Standing Com- 
mittees," page 509. 

Calendar No. 58, Report No. 7 of the Commit- 
tee on Membership and Temporal Economy, on 
motion of Dr. Harrell, duly seconded, was adopted. 
For report, see Appendix, "General Standing 
Committees," page 538. 

Calendar No. 59, Report No. 8 of the Committee 
on Membership and Temporal Economy, printed 
on pages 309 and 310 of the Daily Christian Ad- 
vocate and entitled "Ministerial Support," was 
presented by W. F. Bryan, Texas, Chairman, who 
requested R. F. Curl, West Texas, to represent the 
Committee. Dr. Curl explained the provisions of 
the report and moved its adoption. The motion 
was duly seconded. 

Arthur A, Callaghan, Maine, moved to amend 
Paragraph 536 by substituting the word "accept- 
ed" for the word "adopted" in line 9. This was 
accepted by the Chairman for the Committee, no 
objection being raised. 

Mrs. J. W. Perry, Holston, moved to amend the 
report by striking out Paragraph 546. 

John R. Edwards, Baltimore, spoke against the 
motion to delete Paragraph 546 and recommended 
that the word "pastor" be included in the report. 
The Chairman of the Committee accepted the 
recommendation. 

Lovick P. Wasson, North Mississippi, moved, 
as a substitute for the Perry motion to delete, that 
the paragraph be amended by substituting for 



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the words "be responsible," in line 3, the words 
"have special responsibility" and by striking out 
line 6. This was accepted by the Chairman, no 
objection being raised. 

A. W. Martin, North Arkansas, moved to amend 
Paragraph 546 by striking out the words "Board 
of Lay Activities and the Woman's Missionary 
organizations," in lines 1, 2, and 3, and substi- 
tuting therefor the words "Official Board." The 
motion was duly seconded. 

J. C. McPheeters, Pacific, spoke against the 
Martin amendment. 

William E. Shaw, Illinois, moved to amend by 
adding to the personnel of Paragraph 546 the "Lo- 
cal Council of Missions and Church Extension" 
provided for in the Report of the Committee on 
Missions adopted yesterday. The motion was duly 
seconded. 

Elmer E. Collins, Montana State, moved the 
previous question on all before the Conference. 
The motion, duly seconded, prevailed, and the pre- 
vious question was ordered. 

R. F. Curl closed the debate for the Commit- 
tee. 

The vote was taken on the Shaw amendment, 
and it did not prevail. 

The vote was taken on the Martin amendment, 
and it did not prevail. 

The vote was then taken on the Perry substi- 
tute to strike out Paragraph 546 and it did not 
prevail. 

Henry M. Andrews raised a point of order that 
the adoption of the report would be contradictory 
to one already adopted. The Chair ruled the point 
of order not well taken. 

The report was then adopted. For report, see 
Appendix, "General Standing Committees," page 
538. 

Calendar No. 60, Report 9 of the Committee on 
Membership and Temporal Economy, printed on 
pages 310 and 311 of the Daily Christian Advo- 
cate and entitled "Admission into the Church," 
was presented by W. F. Bryan, Texas, Chairman, 
who requested William C. Hartinger, Indiana, to 
be in charge of the report. 

Dr. Hartinger explained the provisions of the 



MAY 10 

fourtbentii 
Day 

Morning 

Committee on 
Membership 
and 

Temporal 
Economy, 
Report No. 8 
— "Ministe- 
rial Sup- 
port" 



Committee on 
Membership 
and 

Temporal 
Economy, 
Report No. 9 
— "Admis- 
sion into the 
Church" 



368 



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MAY 10 

Fourteenth 
Day 

Morning 

Committee on 
Membership 
and 

Temporal 
Economy, 
Report No. 9 
— "Admis- 
sion into the 
Church" 



Recess 
Reconvene 



report and moved its adoption. The motion was 
duly seconded. 

Thomas S. Brock, New Jersey, asked an inter- 
pretation of Paragraph 419. Dr. Hartinger asked 
common consent to insert after the words "Re- 
quest give" the words "a certificate of membership 
and," stating that they had been left out. Com- 
mon consent was given, there being no objection. 

William K. Anderson, Pittsburgh, moved to 
amend Paragraph 415 by adding Section A as fol- 
lows: "The continual cleansing of nonresident 
lists is enjoined upon churches, and all nonresi- 
dents whose addresses have been lost shall be 
stricken from the roll as "withdrawn without 
Certificate." 

The motion was duly seconded and Dr. Ander- 
son spoke to the question. Dr. Hartinger stated 
that the matter was taken care of in Paragraphs 
423 and 424. 

Daniel L. Marsh, New England, moved the 
pending question. The motion, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed and the pending question was ordered. 

The Anderson am.endment, being put to a vote, 
did not prevail. 

The hour of recess having arrived, motion of 
Daniel L. Marsh, New England, duly seconded, 
prevailed that the time be extended to complete 
consideration of this report. 

R. F. Curl, West Texas, moved to amend Para- 
graph 405 by inserting before the words "upon 
giving," in line 4, the v/ords "upon the presenta- 
tion of a Certificate of membership from their 
Church or." The motion being duly seconded, Dr. 
Curl spoke to the question. 

Lynn Harold Hough, New York East, moved 
the previous question. The motion, duly seconded, 
prevailed and the previous question was ordered. 

Dr. Hartinger closed 'the debate for the Com- 
mittee. 

The vote was taken on the Curl amendment and 
it did not prevail. 

The report was adopted. For report, see Ap- 
pendix, "General Standing Committees," page 
542. 

The Conference recessed at 10:40 a.m. 

Bishop Selecman called the Conference to order 



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at 10:50 A.M. The Conference stood and sang 
Hymn 209, "Amazing Grace! How Sweet the 
Sound," led by Dean Robert G. McCutchan, North- 
west Indiana. 

Dr. James R. Houghton presented the choir of 
the National Training School for Christian Work- 
ers, Kansas City, Mo., and stated that the school 
was under the sponsorship of the Woman's Home 
Missionary Society. Dr. Houghton requested 
Bishop Charles L. Mead to present the Choir to 
the Conference. Bishop Mead introduced Dr. 
Anna Neidherheiser, President of the School, and 
Miss A. Louise Sumwalt, Director of Music. The 
Choir sang the "Hallelujah Chorus," by Beethoven. 

Joseph M. M. Gray, Detroit, Chairman of the 
Committee on Courtesies, Privileges, and Intro- 
ductions, presented Mr. J. Max Kruwel, Minister 
of Music, Boulevard Methodist Church of Kansas 
City, the official organist of the Uniting Confer- 
ence. 

The following resolution was presented by 
Leslie J. Lyons, Missouri : 

Whereas, it will be necessary in a substantial number 
of States, in the formation of new Conferences authorized 
by the Uniting Conference and in adjusting boundary 
lines changed by the action of the Uniting Conference, to 
arrange sessions of the Conferences involved at the same 
time or approximately at the same time; and 

Whereas, it would be a great saving of time and ex- 
pense if said Conferences could be authorized to hold their 
final sessions outside of their boundaries ; therefore be it 

Resolved, That we request the Committee on Enabling 
Acts and Legal Forms to prepare and submit to this Con- 
ference for its action an appropriate Enabling Act autho- 
rizing Conferences to hold their final sessions outside their 
boundaries, and that the first sessions of the new Con- 
ferences may be held outside their boundaries but within 
their Jurisdictions. 

The resolution, duly seconded, was adopted. 

Under a question of privilege. Bishop A. Frank 
Smith presented the booklet prepared by Dr. 
Harry E. Woolever, Central New York, concern- 
ing Methodist Union, and urged all to secure 
copies. 

George W. Henson, Philadelphia, raised the 
point of order that recess did not cancel the order 
of the Calendar. The Chair ruled the point well 
taken. 



MAY 10 

Fourteenth 
Day 

Morning 



[r. Kruwel 
Presented 



Conference 
Sessions 



History of 
Union 



370 



Journal of the Uniting Conference 



MAY 10 

Fourteenth 
Day 

Morning 

Jurisdictional 
Conference 
Expense 



Special 
Collections 



Under a matter of high privilege for the Con- 
ference, George C. Douglass, Troy, presented the 
following : 

The Council of Bishops requests the Committee on 
Membership and Temporal Economy to bring in a resolu- 
tion to the following effect: That the Bishops of each 
Jurisdiction shall appoint a Committee composed of three 
laymen and three ministers, who with the Bishops of the 
Jurisdiction shall determine a method of raising the fund 
necessary for the expenses of the first Jurisdictional Con- 
ference. 

George C. French, North Texas, moved to 
amend by adding the words "subject to the ap- 
proval of the Jurisdictional Conference." On be- 
ing informed that this resolution was to cover a 
temporary situation only, he withdrew his amend- 
ment. 

On motion of Dr. Douglass, duly seconded, the 
request was approved. 

W. F. Bryan, Texas, Chairman of the Commit- 
tee on Membership and Temporal Economy, under 
a question of privilege for the Conference, re- 
quested that Orrin W. Auman, Colorado, be per- 
mitted to present a brief paper relative to Special 
Collections, the preparation of said paper having 
been ordered by the Uniting Conference at its ses- 
sion on Tuesday morning. May 9. Dr. Auman 
presented the following as an addition to Para- 
graph 405, Calendar No. 42, Report No. 5 of the 
Committee on Membership and Temporal Econ- 
omy, and to go to record : 

Any General Board or Agency requesting the privilege 
of a Church-wide collection in the interests of its work 
shall present such request to the Commission on World 
Service and Finance when the askings of the Board or 
Agency for the ensuing quadrennium are presented to 
the Commission. 

The Commission shall make recommendations to the 
General Conference as to the special collection and special 
days to be authorized. The Commission shall bring to the 
General Conference a recommendation in the case of each 
collection as to whether the income from such special col- 
lection shall constitute a pai't of the support from the 
Benevolence Funds by the Board receiving such collection, 
or whether the income from such special collection shall 
be over and above the support of the Board or Agency 
from the General Benevolence Funds. 

By common consent the paper was ordered to 
record at the proper place. 



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Calendar No. 65, Report No. 10 of the Commit- 
tee on Education, printed on pages 346 and 347 
of the Daily Christian Advocate and entitled 
"Jurisdictional Board of Education," was pre- 
sented by Paul Quillian, Texas. Dr. Quillian re- 
quested Clem Baker, Little Rock, and Lester 
Rumble, North Georgia, to come to the platform. 
Dr. Quillian explained the provisions of the re- 
port, stating that Paragraph 1103 needed a cor- 
rection and asked common consent to change the 
words "Annual Conference," in line 6, to read 
"Division of the Local Church." Common con- 
sent was granted, no objection being raised. Dr. 
Quillian moved the adoption of the report and the 
motion was duly seconded. 

Francis R. Bayley, Baltimore, moved to amend 
Paragraph 1091 by substituting the word "may" 
for the word "shall" in line 2. This was accepted 
by the Chairman, no objection being raised. 

The report was adopted. For report, see Ap- 
pendix, "General Standing Committees," page 
618. 

Dr. Quillian asked common consent to refer to 
the Committee on Location of Boards and Com- 
missions, authorized this morning by the Uniting 
Conference, Report No. 13 of the Committee on 
Education relative to the same matter. Report No. 
13 not being a Calendar Report. By common con- 
sent, this request was granted. 

Calendar No. 66, Report No. 11 of the Com- 
mittee on Education, printed on page 347 of the 
Daily Christian Advocate and entitled "Annual 
Conference Board of Education," was presented 
by Paul Quillian, Texas, Chairman, who explained 
its provisions and moved its adoption. The mo- 
tion was duly seconded. 

Gary A. Kemp, Northwest Kansas, raised the 
question if the word "shall" in line 2 should not 
be "may" in the light of the motion made by Dr. 
Bayley in the adoption of the previous report. 
Dr. Quillian replied that the pending report dealt 
with the Annual Conference and there should be 
authorized an Annual Conference Board of Educa- 
tion. 

Charles V. Adams, Central Pennsylvania, 
moved to amend Paragraph 1112 by inserting the 



MAY 10 

Fourteenth 
Day 

Morning 

Committee on 
Education, 
Report No. 
10 — "Juris- 
dictional 
Board of 
Education" 



Referred 



Committee on 
Education, 
Report No. 
11— "An- 
nual Confer- 
ence Board 
of Educa- 
tion" 



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Journal of the Uniting Conference 



MAY 10 

Fourteenth 
Day 

Morning 

Committee on 
Education, 
Report No. 
11— "An- 
nual Confer- 
ence Board 
of Educa- 
tion" 



Committee on 
Education, 
Report No. 
12— "The 
Local 
Church" 



words "portion of a" before the word "session" in 
line 4. This was accepted by Dr. Quillian, no ob- 
jection being raised. 

John R. Edwards, Baltimore, moved to amend 
Paragraph 1107 by inserting after the words "Ex- 
ecutive Secretary," in line 4, the words "who may 
serve for two or more contiguous Conferences." 
This was accepted by the Chairman, no objection 
being raised. 

J. Edgar Skillington, Central Pennsylvania, 
asked for an explanation of Paragraph 1114 con- 
cerning "receipts from Missionary offerings in 
Church schools." 

The Chairman stated that the Disciplines of the 
former Methodist Episcopal Church and of the 
former Methodist Episcopal Church, South, pro- 
vided for a certain portion of the Missionary offer- 
ing from Church schools to be returned to Annual 
Conferences for the support of extension and 
rural work and neglected areas. 

Dr. Skillington asked further if the Conference 
Board of Education can determine the fraction or 
portion of these offerings that are to be available. 

Dr. Quillian stated that the General Conference 
only had this authority. 

Frank C. Propert, New Jersey, moved to amend 
Paragraph 1107 by omitting the words "Execu- 
tive Secretary" and add the following sentence: 
"At the option of the Annual Conference, an Ex- 
ecutive Secretary may be employed." The motion 
was duly seconded, but did not prevail. 

The report was adopted. For report, see Ap- 
pendix, "General Standing Committees," page 
621. 

Calendar No. 67, Report No. 12 of the Commit- 
tee on Education, printed on pages 347, 348, and 
349 of the Daily Christian Advocate and entitled 
"The Local Church," was presented by Paul Quil- 
lian, Texas, Chairman, who explained its provi- 
sions and moved its adoption. The motion was 
duly seconded. 

Dr. Quillian asked common consent to make the 
following corrections in Paragraph 1120: Insert 
the words "pastor and the" before the word "gen- 
eral" in line 10, and insert the word "assistant" 
after the words "elect the" in line 11. Common 
consent was granted, no objection being raised. 



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The time of Dr. Quillian expiring before the end 
of the explanation of the provisions of the report, 
motion of Daniel L. Marsh, New England, duly 
seconded, prevailed extending the time to complete 
the explanation. 

Ralph E. Diffendorfer, Rock River, called atten- 
tion to the last sentence of Paragraph 1124, and 
Section 4 of Paragraph 1126, stating that a very 
important question was raised and that these 
paragraphs he thought did not harmonize the 
Discipline. Dr. Diffendorfer suggested that these 
paragraphs be referred to the Commission author- 
ized by the Uniting Conference to study all phases 
of the Missionary work, and which Commission 
is to report to the 1940 General Conference. Dr. 
Quillian stated that he would be glad to refer the 
paragraphs to the Commission. 

J. Fisher Simpson, West Texas, moved to amend 
Paragi'aph 1122 by adding an item to come after 
present Item 4 to read as follows : 

To provide opportunities for parents and young people 
to have studies in marriage and Christian homemaking. 

This was accepted by the Chairman, no objec- 
tion being raised. 

The report was adopted. For report, see Ap- 
pendix, "General Standing Committees," page 
624. 

Calendar No. 68, Report No. 14 of the Commit- 
tee on Conferences, printed on pages 349 and 350 
of the Daily Christian Advocate and entitled "An- 
nual Conferences," was presented by George W. 
Henson, Philadelphia, Chairman, who explained 
its provisions. Dr. Henson called attention to a 
typographical error in Article 3 of Paragraph 
162. In line 9, after the words "in the" at the 
end of the line, add the words "General Confer- 
ence shall be representatives in that body. Addi- 
tional delegates shall be elected to complete the 
number determined by the ratio for representation 
in the." Then add to Article 4, Paragraph 164, 
the following : "The Annual Conference shall have 
power to locate a ministerial member for unac- 
ceptability and inefficiency." By common consent 
these additions were made, no objection being 
raised. 



Fourteenth 
Day 

Morning 

Committee on 
Education, 
Report No. 
12— "The 
Local 
Church" 



Committee on 
Conferences, 
Report No. 
14— "An- 
nual Confer- 



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MAY 10 

Fourteenth 
Day 

Morning 



Business 
Committee 



The time of Dr. Henson expiring before he had 
finished his explanation of the provisions of the 
report, motion of Nathan Newby, Pacific, duly- 
seconded, prevailed extending the time to complete 
the presentation of the report. 

Dr. Henson moved the adoption of the report. 
The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. For re- 
port, see Appendix, "General Standing Commit- 
tees," page 451. 

Bishop Edwin H. Hughes reported for the Busi- 
ness Committee as follows : 



Day of Prayer 



Announce- 
ments 



Adjournment 



We recommend that the following action be taken on 
the matters referred to your Business Committee: 

1. Local condition in this city. No action recommended. 

2. That the Bishops study the written Constitutions 
now found in the Disciplines of the several churches with 
instructions to report to this Conference. No action 
recommended. 

3. The international matter relating to munitions. No 
action recommended. 

4. A resolution of Chapin D. Foster, relative to a day 
of national prayer. We recommend that Mr. Foster be 
heard, if the paper will provoke no debate. 

By common consent the report was adopted. 
Chapin D. Foster, Pacific Northwest, offered 
the following resolution and moved its adoption : 

Resolved, That The Methodist Church earnestly requests 
the President of the United States to give serious con- 
sideration to the setting aside by Proclamation of a Na- 
tional Day of Prayer, urging all denominations and all 
civic and service organizations to unite both in the fact 
and in the spirit of such an occasion, to the end that this 
Nation may humbly ask Divine guidance in these critical 
days, and courage to follow that guidance. 

The Methodist Church firmly believes that a Day of 
Prayer, honestly and conscientiously observed, would make 
a contribution of inestimable value to the cause of World 
Peace and understanding. 

In the event that the President of the United States 
finds that such a Day of Prayer might be set aside, The 
Methodist Church pledges him the sincere co-operation 
of eight million members of a United Church. 

The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Motion of Daniel L. Marsh, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed that after announcements we adjourn. 

Various announcements were made and the 
Conference adjourned with the benediction pro- 
nounced by Bishop Raymond J. Wade. 



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WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 10, 1939 may lo 

Fourteenth 

Pursuant to adjournment, the Uniting Confer- ^^y 
ence convened at 2:15 P.M. with Bishop Titus Afternoon 
Lowe in the chair. The Bishop announced and opening 
the Conference stood and joined in singing Hymn 
487, "The Morning Light Is Breaking." 

The Conference was led in prayer by Bishop 
Edwin F. Lee of Singapore. 

Bishop Lowe requested the privilege of having ^'^^^Jy 
four of the Bishops who had served on the wide- Pickett, 
flung line of missions to address the Conference fnd'wird 
briefly. This was ordered by common consent. Address the 

Bishop Lowe then separately presented Bishop 
John Gowdy of China, Bishop J. Waskom Pickett 
of India, Bishop John M, Springer of Africa, and 
Bishop Ralph J. Ward of China. Each spoke op- 
timistically of the several fields represented. The 
Conference rose and applauded at the close of 
the addresses. At the request of Bishop Lowe, 
Merton S. Rice, Detroit, led in prayer. 

Motion of Leslie J. Lyons, Missouri, duly sec- '^"pfcTur""^ 
onded, prevailed that the photographers be per- 
mitted to take a picture of the Conference at this 
time. The picture was taken. 

Joseph M. M. Gray, Detroit, Chairman of the ^ApprStion 
Committee on Courtesies, Privileges, and Intro- 
ductions, requested that Umphrey Lee, North 
Texas, of the Committee, present Resolutions of 
Appreciation at this time. 

Dr. Lee presented the report of the Committee 
and moved its adoption. The motion, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed and the following resolutions 
were adopted : 

REPORT ON RESOLUTIONS 

Upon the success of this Uniting Conference, upon its 
spirit as well as its enactments, depends in a large way 
the future of American Methodism. We are, therefore, 
especially grateful to all who have made it possible for 
the Conference to work in comfort in spite of its size and 
the magnitude of its task. 

We acknowledge our obligations to the Committee on 
Entertainment of the Uniting Conference, the Local Com- 
mittee on Entertainment, to the Co-Chairmen, Bishop 
Charles L. Mead and Bishop William T. Watkins, and to 
the Executive Committee, Dr. L. E. Dixon, Dr. Edward 
Hislop, Dr. Thomas B. Mather, and Dr. W. A. Keve, and 
to the individual members of the various committees 
working with them, whose chairmen were introduced to 



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MAY 10 

Fourteenth 
Day 

Afternoon 

Resolutions of 
Appreciation 



the Conference on Tuesday, May 9. Their very difficult 
task has been performed so that the Conference has been 
free of minor irritations and has been comfortable during 
an arduous session. Our thanks are due to the Very 
Reverend Claude Sprouse, Dean of Grace and Holy Trin- 
ity Cathedral, who made possible the use of the Cathedral 
for our opening Communion services. 

We would remember especially the ushers, who have 
given their time and have worked hard for the convenience 
of the delegates and guests, and the pages, who have 
been alert and gracious. 

The thanks of the Conference are due to the City and 
to the Convention Bureau of the Chamber of Commerce 
through whom we have the use of this great Auditorium 
and to the superintendent and technicians who have pre- 
pared the Auditorium for our use. Other courtesies of 
the Citj', especially the services of the Traffic Squad of 
the Kansas City Police, are acknowledged with our sincere 
thanks. 

The Uniting Conference wishes to express its deep ap- 
preciation of the efficient work of E. B. Chappell, Jr., Paul 
M. Hillman, and Charles M. Smith, Editors, and Harry L. 
White and his associates on the stenotype force in pro- 
viding The Daily Christian Advocate. 

The Uniting Conference wishes to express its gratitude 
to the dailies of the country which have maintained rep- 
resentatives at the Conference for accurate and adequate 
reporting of the proceedings of the Conference. The Con- 
ference wishes also to express its appreciation to the na- 
tional press associations and news-distribution agencies, 
to the National Broadcasting Company, the Columbia 
Broadcasting System, the Mutual Broadcasting System, 
the radio stations of Kansas City, Trans-Radio Press, the 
Fox Movietone Corporation, and to the Rev. Dr. Walter 
Van Kirk, commentator on religious news for the Federal 
Council of Churches of Christ in America, for valued as- 
sistance in telling the story of Methodism Unification to 
America. 

We thank the National Committee on Publicity, Dr. 
Miron A. Morrell, Dr. Elmer T. Clark, Crates S. Johnson, 
and their assistants for their excellent work in making 
it possible for the press to obtain accurate and complete 
news reports of the proceedings of this Conference. 

The officials responsible for the exhibits of the various 
Boards and causes of the Church displayed in this build- 
ing are offered this expression of our gratitude. 

In the work of the Conference, many have contributed 
to expedite business and to handle the endless detail of this 
unique gathering. Committee members and especially the 
officers of the various committees, who worked long hours 
to prepare the voluminous reports submitted to this body 
should know that this Conference and all Methodism in 
America are grateful to them for their unselfish service. 

The Bishops, who have presided with such fairness 
and courtesy, are assured of our very real gratitude. 

We thank the Secretary, Dr. Lud Estes, and his assist- 
ants for their efficient work. 

All who participated in the worship services deserve 
th? gratitude of the Conference, as this hfis been help-: 



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ful in every way in promoting our main objective, the 
creation of spiritual unity. This Committee desires to 
express to Dr. James R. Houghton, the Precentor of the 
Conference, the unqualified thanks of the body for the 
work that he has done in preparing and directing the 
music of the Conference. 

The organist, the Boston University School of Theol- 
ogy's chorus, the Kansas Wesleyan University's Harmonic 
Choir, and all other organizations and individuals who 
have helped in the music of this Conference, will be 
gratefully remembered. 

In such a large Conference, with so elaborate a pro- 
gram, it is impossible to mention all who have helped in 
entertainment and inspiration. We are grateful for the 
evangelistic services, the pageants, and the special serv- 
ices, although they cannot here be reviewed. And we ap- 
preciate the spirit of those who have cut short their pro- 
grams to enable this Conference to complete its work 
tonight. ^ 

In carrying out the work set for this Uniting Confer- 
ence, the delegates have always been conscious of their 
great debt to the Joint Commission on Interdenomina- 
tional Relations and Church Union of the former Methodist 
Churches now united in The Methodist Church, and to 
the Preparatory Committees appointed by this Joint Com- 
mission. Their long and careful labor has made it pos- 
sible for a Conference to meet and complete the legal steps 
necessary to the formation of a great United Church. 
The Chairmen of the Joint Commission, Bishop Edwin 
Holt Hughes, Bishop John M. Moore, and Bishop James 
H. Straughn, have been not only co-laborers but symbols 
of the movement for unity in American Methodism. 

Most of all we are thankful for the spirit of this Unit- 
ing Conference, for the tolerance, the courtesy, the broth- 
erly love which have here prevailed. With great care 
the Conference was so constituted that the rights of each 
of the three Churches participating might be protected; 
it is the justification of this Conference that the safe- 
guards have grown to be unnecessary. We have done 
much toward perfecting the organization of The Method- 
ist Church ; we have done more in demonstrating our spir- 
itual unity. 

For all of this we offer humble thanks to Almighty 
God, who has brought us to this good hour; and we pray 
that He may increase our faith, confirm our hope, and 
perfect us in love. Stanley 0. McMullen, 

T. LeRoy Hooper, 
Umphrey Lee. 

Bishop Lowe introduced Francis R. Bayley, 
Baltimore, President of the Judicial Council of 
The Methodist Church. Dr. Bayley introduced 
his colleagues with the statement, "This is the 
Supreme Court of The Methodist Church." The 
Conference rose in applause as the members were 
introduced as follows : Martin E. Lawson, South- 
west Missouri, Vice-President; Henry R. Van 



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Day 

Afternoon 

Resolutions of 
Appreciation 



Judicial 
Council 
Members 
Introduced 



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MAY 10 

Fourteenth 
Day 

Afternoon 



Committee on 
Missions, 
Report No. 
5 — (Inser- 
tions) 



Calendar 



Committee on 
Ministry and 
Judicial Ad- 
ministration, 
Report No. 
13— 
"Deacons" 



Deusen, Wyoming, Secretary ; Dr. Walter C. Buck- 
ner, Southern California; Dr. George R. Brown, 
North Carolina; Dr. W. G. Henry, North Ala- 
bama; Dr. J. Stewart French, Holston; Vincent 
P. Clarke, New England; M. A. Childers, West 
Texas, had to leave the Conference before the Ju- 
dicial Council was presented. 

John R. Mott, New York, Chairman of the 
Committee on Missions, presented three recom- 
mendations for record and for insertion at the 
proper place in Calendar No. 71, Report No. 5 of 
the Committee on Missions. These recommenda- 
tions were relative to the Bureau of Deaconess 
Work, and had been inadvertently omitted in the 
drafting of the Report of the Committee. Report 
No. 5 of the Committee on Missions was adopted 
Tuesday morning. May 9, 1939, with the under- 
standing that this matter would be looked into and 
properly taken care of by the Chairman. Mo- 
tion of John R. Mott, duly seconded, prevailed 
adopting the recommendations and ordering them 
to record at their proper place. 

Motion of George W. Henson, Philadelphia, 
Chairman of the Committee of Elected Chairmen, 
duly seconded, prevailed that we proceed with the 
Calendar. 

Calendar No. 73, Report No. 13 of the Commit- 
tee on Ministry and Judicial Administration, 
printed on pages 360 to 363 inclusive of the Daily 
Christian Advocate and entitled "Deacons," was 
presented by Orien W. Fifer, Indiana, Chairman, 
who requested J. Manning Potts, Virginia, to 
be in charge of the report. Dr. Potts stated that 
the report would be presented in three divisions. 
Dr. Potts explained the provisions of Section VI, 
Deacons, Dr. Potts stated that, due to a secre- 
tarial error. Paragraph 252 was worded as in the 
Prospectus of the Discipline, page 76, but that 
the Committee recommended a change and that by 
common consent he was offering the following as 
a substitute for Paragraph 252 : 



252. (1) Whenever it is determined by the Committee 
on Conference Relations or the Ministerial Qualifications 
Group that, in their judgment, a member of the Annual 
Conference is unacceptable, inefficient, or indifferent in 
the work of the ministry, or that his conduct is such as 
to impair seriously his usefulness as a minister, or that 



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his engagement in secular business, except as required 
by the ill health of himself or of his family, disqualifies 
him for pastoral work, they shall notify him in writing, 
and ask him to request location at the next session of the 
Annual Conference. If he refuses or neglects to locate 
as requested, the Conference may, by count vote, upon 
recommendation of the Committee on Conference Rela- 
tions, locate him^ without his consent, and deprive him of 
the right to exercise the ministei'ial office. 

(2) Whenever it is unanimously determined by the 
District Superintendents that a member of the Annual 
Conference should be located for any of the reasons cited 
in Section 1, they shall notify him in writing of their 
judgment at least six months before the next session of 
the Annual Conference, and ask him to request location 
at such session under the provisions of Paragraph 251. 
If he refuses or neglects to locate as requested, the Dis- 
trict Superintendents shall certify the facts to the Com- 
mittee on Conference Relations or Ministerial Qualifica- 
tions Group, which Committee shall proceed to recom- 
mend his immediate location without his consent, and the 
discontinuance of his right to exercise the ministerial 
ofl^ce. 

(3) However, if any located person remains a mem- 
ber in good standing of The Methodist Church until the 
age of sixty-five years, he shall thereby retain the right 
to make an annuity claim, based upon the years of his 
effective ministry and subject to the action of the An- 
nual Conference. Frank L. Shaffer, Secretary. 

(Note the Brock amendment in the next para- 
graph, which was accepted.) 

Thomas S. Brock, New Jersey, at the request 
of Dr. Potts, explained the provisions of the para- 
graph and suggested the following rewording for 
clarification: Change the last clause of Section 1, 
which reads "and deprive him of the right to ex- 
ercise the ministerial office," and change the last 
clause in Section 2, which reads "and the discon- 
tinuance of his right to exercise the ministerial 
office," so that the clauses shall read in both Sec- 
tions 1 and 2 as follows : "which discontinues his 
right to exercise the ministerial office." This was 
accepted by Dr. Potts. The Conference then gave 
common consent to make the substitution as re- 
quested. Dr. Potts then moved the adoption of 
Section VI and the motion was duly seconded. 

William F. McMurry, Memphis, raised the fol- 
lowing question : 

Does Paragraph 252, Article 3, providing that a located 
minister retains certain annuity rights under certain 
circumstances, apply to ministers under voluntary as 
well as involuntary location? 



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Ministry and 
Judicial Ad- 
ministration, 
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Fourteenth 
Day 



Afternoon 



Dr. Potts replied that it is the intention to ap- 
ply it to any located minister. 

W. F. McMurry called attention to an appar- 
ent conflict between Paragraph 252, Article 3, 
^ "Ministry and ^^^^ Pending, and Paragraph 1341 of Calendar 
Judicial Ad- No. 20, Report No. 4 of the Committee on Super- 
ReporrN'o"' annuatc Support, printed on pages 190 and 191 
"Deacons" ^^ ^^^ DaHij Christian Advocate. 

Thomas S. Brock, New Jersey, Chairman of 
the Committee on Superannuate Support, replied 
that Paragraph 1341, referred to, related to Ju- 
dicial decisions in the old Disciplines, and not to 
the forthcoming Discipline, and were simply 
placed in the report as a matter of reference. 

Thomas A. Stafford, Northern Minnesota, asked 
an interpretation of the following words in Para- 
graph 252, Section 3 : "the right to make an an- 
nuity claim, based upon the years of his effective 
ministry and subject to the action of the Annual 
Conference." Dr. Stafford's question is as fol- 
lows : 

What is that action? That is what I want answered. 
Is that an action restoring his membership in the Con- 
ference so he can be in a position to make a claim, or is 
it an action restoring the claim without restoring mem- 
bership in the Conference? 

Dr. Potts replied as follows : 

The action only restores the claimant's membership 
in the Conference. The point has been made that a man 
may serve up until the age of sixty-five and that though 
he may have served for part of that time, or all of it, 
ineffectively, that should not destroy his claim to an 
annuity. If the Conference allowed him to remain in 
it, and he probably did the best he could with what he 
had to work with, they feel that he should have a claim- 
ant annuity. 

Arthur M. Wells, Illinois, raised the question, 
"When a man takes a location on his own request 
to avoid charges or expulsion, then what effect 
does it have on his claim to be made later?" 

The Chairman replied : "We do not think that 
he would have that claim, then." 

Section VI, on motion of Dr. Potts, duly sec- 
onded, was adopted. 

Dr. Potts proceeded to explain Section VII, 
Local Preachers, and moved its adoption. The 
motion was duly seconded. 



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A. Wesley Pugh, North Indiana, moved to 
amend Paragraph 261, Article 7, by inserting 
after the words "of Baptism," in line 5, the words 
"and of the Lord's Supper." This was accepted 
by the Chairman for the Committee, no objection 
being raised. 

Dr. Pugh moved to further amend Paragraph 
261, Article 7, by striking out all after the word 
"fields" at the beginning of line eight, and insert- 
ing the following : "the conferring of such author- 
ity shall rest with the Central Conferences in 
which they are pastors." This was accepted by 
Dr. Potts for the Committee, no objection being 
raised. 

Mrs. Florence R. Jardine, Northern Minnesota, 
presented a minority report, printed on page 363 
of the Daily Christian Advocate, for Paragraph 
266, Article 12 of Section VII, now pending, and 
moved its adoption as a substitute for Paragraph 
266 of the majority report. The motion being 
duly seconded, Mrs. Jardine spoke to the question. 

Her time expiring before she had finished her 
remarks, motion of J. Manning Potts, Virginia, 
duly seconded, prevailed extending her time. 

Mrs. Jardine moved the adoption of the sub- 
stitute and the motion was duly seconded. 

Isaac E. Miller, Ohio, spoke against the sub- 
stitute. 

George W. Henson, Philadelphia, Chairman of 
the Committee of Elected Chairmen, being recog- 
nized, called attention to the Order of the Day 
for four-thirty, the amount of business yet to be 
presented to the Conference, and moved that the 
speeches be limited to three on each side and 
then to the closing speech by the minority and the 
majority. The motion was duly seconded. 

Daniel L. Marsh, New England, moved to 
amend the motion by making it one speech instead 
of three speeches before the closing arguments 
by the respective Chairmen. Dr. Henson and his 
second accepted the amendment, and the motion 
prevailed. 

Miss Irma Highbaugh, China, spoke for the 
substitute. Her time expiring before she had 
finished her remarks, motion of Herbert J. Burg- 



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Day 

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Ministry and 
Judicial Ad- 
ministration, 
Report No. 
13— 
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Journal of the Uniting Conference 



MAY 10 

Fourteenth 
Day 

Afternoon 



Committee on 
Ministry and 
Judicial Ad- 
ministration, 
Report No. 
13— 
"Deacons" 



Privileges of 
Connectional 
Secretaries 



stabler, Upper Iowa, duly seconded, prevailed ex- 
tending her time. 

Mrs. T. H. Minga, North Texas, spoke against 
the substitute. 

John R. Edwards, Baltimore, raised the ques- 
tion as to what would be the status of women al- 
ready ordained and in Annual Conference mem- 
bership if the majority report were adopted. 

The Chairman replied: "This does not take 
away from any women who are ordained the 
rights that they now have." 

Mrs. Jardine closed the debate for the minor- 
ity report. 

J. Manning Potts closed the debate for the ma- 
jority report. 

By a count vote of 384 against and 371 for, the 
minority report was not adopted. 

Dr. Potts moved the adoption of Sectioh VII, 
and the motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

J. Manning Potts moved that Paragraph 177 
of Calendar No. 6, Report No. 3 of the Commit- 
tee on Conferences, printed on page 128 of the 
Daily Christian Advocate, as regards the use of 
tobacco, be made to conform to Paragraph 258, 
Section 1, item "Third" in Section VII, just 
adopted. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Dr. Potts explained Sections VIII and IX and 
moved their adoption. The motion, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed. 

Dr. Potts then moved the adoption of the re- 
port. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. For 
report, see Appendix, "General Standing Com- 
mittees," page 498. 

George W. Henson, Philadelphia, Chairman of 
the Committee on Conferences, offered the follow- 
ing resolution : 

Resolved, That General or Executive Secretaries of 
the General Boards of the Church who are not elected 
members of the General Conference shall have the privi- 
lege of the floor on matters affecting the interests of their 
Boards, but without vote and at the expense of their 
respective Boards. 

The resolution was adopted on motion of Dr. 
Henson, duly seconded. 

Dr. Henson presented the following resolution : 

Where an Annual Conference meets in the regular 
session on the eve of the 1940 General Conference, if it 



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is desired, it may hold a called session of the Annual may lo 
Conference at which may be considered the matter of Fourteenth 
electing delegates to the General and Jurisdictional Con- Day 

ferences; jyrovided such called session shall not be held Afternoon 
earlier than nine months preceding the General Confer- 
ence. An adjourned session may be held for the same 
purpose. 

The motion of Dr. Henson, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed. 

Lewis 0. Hartman, under a question of high ^"jon^^^^"*" 
privilege, presented the following resolution : Bishop 



Welch 



Mr. Chairman, I desire to present a resolution having 
to do with the only Bishop in the history of Methodism 
who has been retired twice. At Atlantic City in 1932 a 
piece of legislation was embodied in the Discipline of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church which made it possible in an 
emergency situation to appoint a Bishop in the retired 
relation to active service in an area or part of an area for 
a period not extending beyond the session of the ensuing 
General Conference. 

Early in the year 1938, by the sudden death of the 
much-beloved Bishop Charles Wesley Bui'ns of Boston, it 
became necessary for the first time in the history of the 
Church to invoke the pi-ovisions of this new law, and the 
Board of Bishops appointed Bishop Herbert Welch to fill 
the vacancy. He immediately came to Boston with, his 
gracious wife, and addressed himself once moi-e to the 
episcopal task. For more than a year now he has carried 
forward the full-time work of a Bishop with all the vigor 
of youth and has endeared himself everywhere to the 
preachers and laymen of New England. 

He has traveled many times in each of the six states, 
preaching in the churches, holding Annual and District 
Conferences, and engaging in committee work. He has 
also attacked with keen discernment and courageous di- 
rectness not a few of the knotty institutional problems 
of the area, and has greatly helped in their solution. 

Always friendly and accessible, Bishop Welch during 
these few months by his sympathetic attitude and sound 
judgment in critical situations has gained not only the 
deep respect but also the abiding affection of New Eng- 
land Methodists. 

We desire, therefore, in this public way to acknowl- 
edge with gratitude his high service to the Church and the 
kingdom, and we pray God's richest blessing upon him 
and his good wife. 

Before the adoption of the resolution, at the re- 
quest of Dr. Hartman, Mrs. Lucile L. LeSourd, 
New England, in behalf of the Boston Area, pre- 
sented Mrs. Welch with a bouquet of flowers. 

The resolution was adopted on the motion of 
Dr. Hartman, duly seconded. Bishop Welch re- 
plied appropriately. 



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MAY 10 

Fourteenth 
Day 

Afternoon 

Retired 
Bishops 



Committee on 
Enabling 
Acts and 
Legal 
Forms, 
Report No. 
13 



Committee on 
Enabling 
Acts and 
Legal 
Forms, 
Report No. 
14 



Committee on 
Enabing 
Acts and 
Legal 
Forms, 
Report No. 
16 



Committee on 
Enabling 
Acts and 
Legal 
Forms, 
Report No. 
16 



Merton S. Rice, Detroit, under a question of 
privilege for the Conference, presented the fol- 
lowing resolution : 

The Council of Bishops shall have authority to assign 
a retired Bishop to a Jurisdiction for Episcopal service, 
up to the General Conference in 1940, where such service 
is needed for the adequate supervision of the work of the 
Church in that Jurisdiction. 

The resolution, on the motion of Dr. Rice, duly- 
seconded, was adopted. 

The reports of the Committee on Enabling Acts 
being called for, Arthur A. Callaghan, Maine, the 
Chairman, requested that Nathan Newby, Pacific, 
and W. M, Alexander, Missouri, come to the plat- 
form and assist in the presentation of the reports. 

Report No. 13 of the Committee on Enabling 
Acts and Legal Forms, printed on page 418 of 
the Daily Christian Advocate, was presented by 
Arthur A. Callaghan, Maine, Chairman, who ex- 
plained its provisions and moved its adoption. 
The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. For re- 
port, see Appendix, "Special Standing Commit- 
tees," page 812. 

Report No. 14 of the same Committee, printed 
on page 418 of the Daily Christian Advocate, was 
presented by the Chairman, who explained its 
provisions and moved its adoption. The motion, 
being duly seconded, the report was adopted. 
For report, see Appendix, "Special Standing Com- 
mittees," page 812. 

Report No. 15 of the same Committee, printed 
on page 418 of the Daily Christian Advocate, was 
presented by Dr. Callaghan, who explained its 
provisions and moved its adoption. The motion, 
duly seconded, prevailed and the report was 
adopted. For report, see Appendix, "Special 
Standing Committees," page 813. 

Report No. 16 of the same Committee, printed 
on pages 418 and 419 of the Daily Christian Ad- 
vocate, was presented by the Chairman, who ex- 
plained its provisions and moved its adoption. 
The motion, duly seconded, prevailed and the re- 
port was adopted. For report, see Appendix, 
"Special Standing Committees," page 813. 

All the printed reports of the Committee on En- 
abling Acts and Legal Forms having been pre- 



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sented, motion of Arlo A. Brown, Newark, duly 
seconded, prevailed that the rules be suspended, 
and the remaining reports be considered. 

The following reports were separately explained 
by the Chairman, and each, separately, on motion 
duly made and seconded, was adopted : 

No. 17. Boundaries of the Central Northwest 
Conference. 

No. 18. Boundaries of the Norwegian-Danish 
Conference. 

No. 19. Election of Lay Delegates to Annual 
Conferences. 

No. 20. Concerning Paragraphs 135, 136, 137, 
Calendar No. 37, Report No. 8 of the Committee 
on Conferences, printed on page 257 of the Daily 
Christian Advocate. 

No. 21. Where sessions of Annual Conferences 
may be held. 

For these reports, see Appendix, "Special 
Standing Committees," pages 814-816. 

Arthur A. Callaghan, Maine, presented the fol- 
lowing resolution: 

Resolved, That authorization be given the Editors of 
the new Discipline of The Methodist Church, to lift all 
Enabling Acts out of the main body of the Discipline and 
place them together in one group in the Appendix. The 
Chairman and Secretary of the Committee on Enabling 
Acts and Legal Forms volunteer their assistance in the 
accomplishment of this task. 

A. A. Callaghan, Chairman; 

W. M. Alexander, Secretary. 

The resolution, on motion of Dr. Callaghan, 
duly seconded, was adopted. 

Nathan Newby, Pacific, moved to add the fol- 
lowing statement to Paragraph 893 of Report No. 
9 of the Committee on Enabling Acts and Legal 
Forms, printed on page 370 of the Daily Chris- 
tian Advocate. 



Fourteenth 
Day 

Afternoon. 

Committee on 
Enabling 
Acts and 
Legal 

Forms, Re- 
ports Nos. 
17, 18, 19, 
20, 21 



Enabling Acts 
in 
Discipline 



Paragraph 983. This Committee shall be called to- 
gether by the President of the first-named organization 
at such time and in such place as shall be decided upon 
by a majority of the Presidents of the organizations 
named. 

The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 
Francis R. Bay ley requested that the matter 
of the election of Lay Delegates to Annual Con- 



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MAY 10 

Fourteenth 
Day 

Afternoon 

Bishop Keeney 
Presented 



Appreciation 
of Bishop 
Burns 



Western 

Jurisdiction 



Episcopal 
Supervision 



Autonomous 
Methodist 
Churches 



ferences be also printed in the Appendix to the 
new Discipline. The Chairman of the Committee 
on Enabling Acts and Legal Forms accepted the 
suggestion. 

Bishop Lowe presented to the Uniting Con- 
ference Bishop Frederick T. Keeney, who so ef- 
fectively led in the Million Unit Fellowship Move- 
ment of the former Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Daniel L. Marsh, New England, presented the 
following resolution : 

Whereas, since the last meeting of the General Con- 
fei'ence of his branch of the Uniting' Church (The Meth- 
odist Episcopal), Bishop Charles Wesley Burns, of the 
Boston Area, has been divinely promoted by death; there- 
fore be it 

Resolved: 1. That we record our appreciation of Bishop 
Charles Wesley Burns, a good shepherd of the flock, a 
kind brother beloved, an eloquent and scholarly preacher, 
a wise and faithful Bishop of the Church of God. 

2. That we pray God's blessing upon his widow and 
children and upon this new Church which he foresaw and 
loved with pure devotion. 

On motion of Dr. Marsh, duly seconded, the 
resolution was adopted. The Conference bowed 
for prayer, led by Bishop Titus Lowe. 

Motion of the Secretary, duly seconded, pre- 
vailed that the report of the Western Jurisdiction, 
printed on pages 417 and 418 of the Daily Chris- 
tian Advocate, be received and placed on the rec- 
ords of the Uniting Conference. 

Lewis 0. Hartman, New England, presented the 
following resolution: 

I move that the Uniting Conference, under the author- 
ity in Paragraph 160, page 301 of the Daily Christian 
Advocate, refer the question of adequate Episcopal super- 
vision in the Central Conference of Southern Asia, for 
such action as may meet their judgment, to the Council 
of Bishops. 

The resolution, on motion of L. 0. Hartman, 
duly seconded, was adopted. 

Lewis 0. Hartman, New England, moved that 
the Uniting Conference go on record as express- 
ing our abiding love for and, unwaning interest 
in the future development of the autonomously 
independent Methodist Churches which have been 
affiliated with The Methodist Church — namely, 
the Japan Methodist Church, The Methodist 



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MAY 10 

Fourteenth 
Day 

Aiternoon 



Joint Commis- 
sion on 
Union 



Church of Brazil, the Methodist Church of Mexico, 
and the Korean Methodist Church, and that we 
assured them of our prayers for their prosperity 
in establishing the Kingdom of God in their lands. 
The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

James A. James, Rock River, presented the fol- 
lowing resolution and moved its adoption: 

Whereas, the Uniting Conference has undertaken a 
great work which has been characterized with a spirit of 
devotion, unity, and brotherhood, and which cannot be 
completed in important details within the time it is pos- 
sible for us to remain, in so large a delegated body, there- 
by leaving many important and existing projects to be 
completed; and 

Whereas, the union which has been established by the 
Uniting Conference has now to be carried to the Annual 
Conferences and local churches throughout the United 
States and the world, and many local unions of institu- 
tional life, properties, and congregations will naturally 
follow, but which should be afforded uniform and construc- 
tive guidance when requested; therefore be it 

Resolved, in order to further carry forward the spirit 
of unifying and harmonizing the Disciplines and the work 
of these three former Churches, that we hereby authorize, 
until the meeting of the General Conference, the Com- 
mission on Interdenominational Relations and Union of 
the three Churches to serve as a Joint Commission on 
Union and to be known as The Methodist Church Com- 
mission on Interdenominational Relations and Union; and 
that such Commission be authorized to take such steps 
as seem best to further the purpose of our union. 

This Commission is to be composed of twenty-five mem- 
bers, five effective Bishops, ten ministers, and ten lay 
members, appointed by the Council of Bishops, the ex- 
penses of such Commission to be met from the adminis- 
trative funds. 

Motion of A. P. Lyon, Louisville, duly seconded, 
prevailed that the paper be laid on the table. 

Guy F. Jones, Texas, presented the following ^^^\^2t^^ 
and moved its adoption: 

Resolved, That the Editors of the Discipline of The 
Methodist Church be requested and authorized to prepare 
and make available for early use by District Superin- 
tendents, Pastors, and others engaged in administering 
the new legislation, an abbreviated digest of all that legis- 
lation having to do with administration in the Annual and 
District Conferences, pastoral charges, and local churches. 

John W. Langdale, New York East, said the 
Editors of the Discipline expected to get it out 
promptly. On motion, duly made and seconded, 
the resolution was laid on the table. 



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MAY 10 

Fourteenth 
Day 

Afternoon 

Appreciation 
of Bishop 
Mouzon 

Dr. Morelock 
Presented 



No Pages at 
Evening 
Session 



"Our Higher 
■Institutions 
of 
Learning" 



Dr. Lee Ad- 
dresses the 
Conference 



Dean Hough 
Addresses 
the 
Conference 



Addresses 
Ordered 

Printed 



J. W. Moore, Virginia, for the Uniting Con- 
ference, requested Bishop A. Frank Smith, a for- 
mer pupil of Bishop Edwin D. Mouzon, to write 
an appreciation of Bishop Mouzon and that the 
same be published in the Daily Advocate of to- 
morrow. The motion, duly seconded, prevailed. 

Leslie J. Lyons, Missouri, presented to the Con- 
ference Dr. George L. Morelock, Memphis, Gen- 
eral Secretary of the General Board of Lay Ac- 
tivities of the former Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South, who had been ill in a local hospital during 
the Uniting Conference. 

By common consent the Uniting Conference re- 
quested that no pages be used to carry messages 
among the delegates during the evening session 
of The Declaration of Union. 

"Our Higher Institutions of Learning," the 
Order of the Day, having arrived. Bishop Lowe 
resigned the chair to Bishop James H. Straughn. 

The Conference stood and joined in singing 
No. 279, "God of Grace and God of Glory." 

Bishop Paul B. Kern led in prayer. 

Dr. William F. Quillian, General Secretary of 
the General Board of Christian Education, for- 
mer Methodist Episcopal Church, South, present- 
ed Dr. Umphrey Lee, President of Southern 
Methodist University, Dallas, Tex., who ad- 
dressed the Conference on "The Church-Related 
College and University." For address, see Ap- 
pendix, "Regular Addresses," page 901. 

Dr. H. W. McPherson, Executive Secretary of 
the General Board of Education, former Method- 
ist Episcopal Church, presented Dean Lynn Har- 
old Hough, Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, 
N. J., who addressed the Conference on "The 
Theological Seminary in The Methodist Church." 
For address, see Appendix, "Regular Addresses," 
page 890. 

The Conference stood in appreciation and ap- 
plause at the conclusion of the addresses. 

Daniel L. Marsh, New England, presented the 
following resolution: 



I move that Dr. Umphrey Lee and Dean Lynn Harold 
Hough be requested to submit the manuscripts of these 
addresses to the Daily Christiayi Advocate, and that the 
Advocate be requested to print them. 



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Harry W. McPherson, Illinois, moved to amend 
by including the addresses of Dr. W. Aiken Smart 
and Dr. Matthew S. Davage. Dr. Marsh ac- 
cepted the amendment. The motion, duly sec- 
onded, prevailed. 

Motion of Daniel L. Marsh, New England, duly 
seconded, prevailed that we do now adjourn. 

The Conference adjourned with prayer by Dr. 
Merle N. Smith, formerly of First Methodist 
Church, Pasadena, Calif. 



MAY 10 

Fourteenth 
Day 

Afternoon 



Adjournment 



WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 10, 1939 
The Declaration of Union 



MAY 10 

Fdurteenth 
Day 

Evening 



Pursuant to adjournment, the Uniting Confer- 
ence convened on Wednesday evening, May 10, opening 
for the closing session of this historic Confer- 
ence, for the Declaration of Union of The Meth- 
odist Church, the three Co-chairmen of the Joint 
Commission on Interdenominational Relations 
and Church Union presiding. 

Bishop John M. Moore called the Conference 
to order at 7:45 P.M. 

Bishop Ivan Lee Holt announced and the Con- 
ference joined in singing Hymn No. 381, 'The 
Church's One Foundation." 

Dr. James R. Houghton led in this and the 
other Hymns sung by the Conference at this ses- 
sion. 

After the singing of the Hymn, the Conference 
joined in the Call to Worship, led by Bishop Ern- 
est G. Richardson, as follows : 

The Bishop: It shall come to pass, saith God, I will pour 

out my spirit upon all flesh. 
The People : God hath not given unto us the spirit of fear, 

but of power and love and a sober mind. 
The Bishop: The promise is unto you to your children and 

to as many as the Lord our God shall call. 
The People : As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they 

are the children of God. Amen. 

Bishop Richardson then led in prayer and the Prayer 
people joined in the Collect, as follows: 

The Bishop: Almighty God, our Father, who by Thy Holy 
Spirit dost enlighten, bless, and sanctify the hearts 
that seek Thee: pour forth upon us and Thy whole 
Church this day the blessing and power of Thy life. 
Look upon us who are assembled here with our mind 



Call to 
Worship 



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Day 

Evening 

Prayer 



Prayer of 
Thanks- 
giving 



and heart to worship Thee, and renew to us the bap- 
tism of inspiration and gi-ace that Thou hast always 
given to Thy devoted servants. So fill us with Thy 
Spirit, that the words of our mouth, and the fervor 
of our service, and the courage of our devotion to 
^vitness for Thee, may be made manifest among men, 
that Thy name, O Father, our God, may be mdely 
glorified: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

The Collect : God, our Father, we have come unto Mount 
Zion. We have built the altar; send thou the fire 
from heaven. We have spread the table; break thou 
the bread. We have opened the Book; shine Thou 
upon its pages. We have gathered about the Cross 
of our Lord ; be Thou in our midst. Here, in this high 
hour, we would gain strength for our labors and 
consecration for Thy kingdom. Fulfill now the de- 
sires and hopes of Thy servants, granting us in this 
world knowledge of Thy truth and in the world to 
come life everlasting: through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 

Bishop Robert E. Jones announced and the Con- 
ference joined in singing Hymn No. 162, "0 for 
a Thousand Tongues to Sing." 

The people being seated and bowing their heads, 
Bishop Arthur J. Moore led in the Prayer of 
Thanksgiving, the people joining in the Collect, 
as follows: 

The Bishop: O God, the Father of all mankind, we lift 
up our hearts in gratitude for the devoted and good 
through whom we have received our evangelical heri- 
tage of fellov/ship in Thy Church and Kingdom; 
those who having experienced the Christian purpose 
have wrought well and built nobly, into the fruit of 
whose labor we have entered. We give Thee hearty 
thanks for our fathers and brethren who beheld the 
vision of a community of faith within Thy Church 
Universal spreading Scriptural Holiness throughout 
the world, into whose goodly inheritance we have 
come. We pray that a double portion of the spirit 
that lived in their souls may possess our lives, that 
with steadfast courage and unwavering hope we may 
fulfill in our time the tasks put into our hands to 
do; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

The Collect: O God our Father, Thou Spirit of holiness 
and ti-uth, bring us into a unity of love and consecra- 
tion which may bear some likeness to the blessed na- 
ture of our Lord; grant us the spirit of peace and 
grace, that Thy universal family may be devoted to 
Thee with their whole heart, and kept in the unity 
of Thy Spirit in the bond of peace: through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 



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The Conference stood and joined in singing the 
Doxology, and remaining standing were led in 
the recitation of The Canticle of the Church by 
Bishop Frederick DeLand Leete, as follows : 

The Bishop: Arise, shine; for thy light is come: and the 

glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. 
The People : For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth : 

and gross darkness the people; 
The Bishop: But the Lord shall arise upon thee: and his 

glory shall be seen upon thee. 
The People: And the Gentiles shall come to thy light: and 

the kings to the brightness of thy rising. 
The Bishop: Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: 

all that gather themselves together, they come to thee ; 
The People: Thy sons shall come from far: and thy 

daughters shall be nursed at thy side. 
The Bishop: Then thou shalt see, and flow together: and 

thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; 
The People: Because the abundance of the sea shall be 

converted unto thee: the wealth of the Gentiles shall 

come unto thee. 
The Bishop: I will make thee an eternal excellency: a joy 

of many generations. 
The People: Violence shall no more be heard in thy land: 

wasting nor destruction within thy borders; 
The Bishop: But thou shalt call thy walls Salvation; and 

thy gates Praise. 
The People: And the Lord shall be unto thee an everlast- 
ing light; and thy God thy glory. 
The Bishop: Now unto the God of grace, for the might 

of his Spirit and the love of Christ; 
The People: Be glory in the Church throughout all ages; 

world without end. Amen. 

Dr. James R. Houghton led in the singing of the 
Gloria Patri. 

Bishop Paul B. Kern read the New Testament 
Scripture lesson from the seventeenth chapter of 
the Gospel by St. John, verses 1, 2, 6, 17 to 23 in- 
clusive. 

Bishop Ivan Lee Holt announced the taking of 
a Thank offering, and the ushers waited upon the 
audience for this act of worship. 

Bishop John C. Broomfield announced and the 
Conference joined in the singing of The Litany 
Hymn, No. 380, "Jesus, with Thy Church Abide." 

Bishop Edgar Blake then called the names of 
six heroes of Methodist Union who rest from their 
labors in the Divine Land : 

William Norman Ward, of the former Methodist Prot^ 
estant Church. 

Thomas Hamilton Lewis, of the former Methodist 
Protestant Church. 



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Bishop Eugene Russell Hendrix, of the former Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church, South. 

Bishop Edwin DuBose Mouzon, of the former Method- 
ist Episcopal Church, South. 

Bishop Earl Cranston, of the former Methodist Epis- 
copal Church. 

Bishop William Fraser McDowell, of the former Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church. 

As their names were separately called a photo- 
graph of each was presented on a specially pre- 
pared screen. 

Bishop John M. Moore then presented Bishop 
Edwin Holt Hughes who delivered the following 
address : 



ADDRESS BY BISHOP HUGHES 

My comrades have deputed me to prepare and speak 
the final word for this Uniting Conference. I am pre- 
suming that the aim is to secure an interpretation and 
a prospectus. Neither part of the task is easy. How 
shall one interpret a vast river, cleaving a continent and 
emptying into a gulf whose waters finally will touch the 
shores of the planet? Or how shall one interpret a lofty 
mountain that pierces the sky with its whiteness and lifts 
its testimony beyond all clouds? As for a prospectus, who 
can describe the future errands of the Mississippi's cur- 
rents or tell of the soil that Shasta sheds for the enrich- 
ing of a great coast? For all of us these figures of speech 
do not overstate the significance of this Conference. The 
gi'eatest of rivers and the tallest peaks would alone be 
worthy metaphors in the making of a review or a preview. 
So let me say, quite frankly and humbly, that I have 
prayed much in my preparation and that in these three 
near days the toils of the light and the watches of the night 
have moved my pen across the pages to the accompani- 
ment of music, both solemn and glad. 



I. The Past 

Even as it is not good for man to be alone, so is it not 
good for a fact to stand alone. A river is not a speedy 
miracle, nor is a mountain a quick creation. This gather- 
ing is no extemporized event. If all who have wrought 
and prayed to make it possible should come here, lifting 
their "white shields of expectation," we should have an 
audience many times larger than this. The building itself 
would plead for more room while all the approaching 
streets would be made dense with visitors from the shad- 
owy lands of God's other countries. 

We reached this altar by reverent kneeling at thou- 
sands of other altars. The worship of millions of Christ's 
people has been consecrated here in this city, now made 
more truly historic. Not only have the great leaders 
whose faces have been just flashed upon our grateful 
memories brought service to this shrine ; but their minor 
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tions made this place the depository of their hopes and the 
goal of their endeavors. Some, still living, have seen the 
day afar off and have been glad with a joy that was but 
the prelude of this ecstasy. We have watched and prayed 
full many a year, and to all that we have added our labor 
of expectant love. 

On this night our century plant comes to the glory of 
its bloom. We stand entranced as we behold the color 
and know the fragrance of the garden of the Lord where 
the Lord of the garden meets with us in the holy com- 
panionship of his grace. We have waited patiently for 
him, and he hath brought this thing to pass. Praise be 
to his holy Name! 

Perhaps I may be permitted to say, with no personal 
tribute whatever for myself, that I have never known 
finer and more thorough preparation for a great event 
than has been made for this Council of God's people. We 
may have sometimes faced unexpected diffculties or noted 
troublesome omissions in our Plan of Union. But the 
real surprise is that we have not found more of these! 

In the multitude of our counselors we have secured 
much \visdom. We need not even hint at individual cred- 
its. This would be too much like debating as to how we 
should distribute the shares of the ocean. Continuing 
a sea metaphor, we may repeat the shrewd remark of a 
New England statesman: "That the man on top of the 
wave was frequently mistaken for the wave itself." Only 
one Person has lived of whom we could say that he was 
"all in all." Yet this one has, in the longer and more 
immediate preparation for this day, had so many faithful 
comrades that we must leave it to him in the final judg- 
ment to assess the credits to his beloved helpers. 

Those of us who have been most intimate with the 
lengthy toil that preceded this Uniting Conference ap- 
proached April 26, 1939, with proper tremblings, bearing 
with us such assurance as came from our study of the 
finest Prospectus that mine eyes have ever beheld. Yet 
one by one the obstacles disappeared or were surmounted. 

What explains all this? In the spiritual background 
were millions of prayers. In the recent months heaven has 
become custodian of the countless petitions that were 
offered in our cathedrals and in tiny rural meeting houses. 
Old people spoke to God, and he had so long been in the 
habit of listening to them that he could not close his heart 
against their loving demands. In our council rooms, little 
and big, the Lord of wisdom heard our plea for light and 
often touched us with the radiance of his own purpose. 

No Conference was ever preceded by more faithful 
work of appointed committees. So far as the past is con- 
cerned, it has poured its plentiful measure into these days 
until we have had the right to feel that the providence of 
God has been expressed in the providence of God's people, 
and until we felt, as well, that our prepared delegates 
came through these doors shouting to the great Companion 
who walked with us — "Hosanna! Blessed is He that 
Cometh in the name of the Lord." 



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II. The Present 

So came we to the date and the place of our hopes. 
Ere we reached the point of legislation, the Saviour put 
upon us the certificate of his grace. We can never forget 
that Communion Service in the Cathedral. There the doc- 
trine of "the real Presence" came to larger meaning for 
us. The fact that we did not go to the formal altar, ac- 
cording to our dear custom, did not prevent our hearts 
from reaching the inner shrine, or from beholding the 
shekinah that shone over the invisible holy of holies. 

Some strange and lovely thing happened in that in- 
tense and glorious service. We found the place where 
we left our sorrows. Both worlds came into our fellow- 
ship. It was as if the Lord himself were instituting for 
us anew the Holy Supper of his remembrance and his 
companionship. But the influence went farther, though 
not higher, than that: We placed our problems at the foot 
of the cross. We were conscious of a Saviour, great 
enough to ease our griefs, to carry our burdens, and also 
to make us more nearly equal to our sacred responsibil- 
ities. 

We came from that hour in the mood of triumph. The 
procession that moved toward these doors stepped to the 
music of victory. We had a fresh experience of conver- 
sion, of transformation, of love, of peace. Our fears had 
been left in the Cathedral, in the care of God; our hopes 
came with us to the Auditorium, in the same care. We 
bore in our spirits an unforgettable glory: and while we 
did no shouting, we could have whispered to these en- 
trances, "Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and the King 
of Glory shall come in!" and when we came He made one 
with us all. 

The prophecy of that Communion has not failed us. 
Some of us have had to confess to God the folly of our 
anxieties. As we have gone along these legislative roads, 
the valleys have been lifted and the mountains have been 
laid low. 

One illustration has occurred to me many, many times 
— a parable gained from earth's roadways. Often as we 
look ahead we see the rising hill that our automobile 
must conquer. We wonder whether it has the power to 
climb those steeps. Yet as we move onward some mir- 
acle-worker seems to bring the ascent to the level of our 
powers and we are soon capturing the heights. 

It has been so here, dear brothers and sisters. An old 
lady, being asked what things in her lifetime had troubled 
her most, made reply: "The things that never happened." 
How true that homely suggestion has been of our Con- 
ference! We came with trembling to task after task, only 
to find that the weight of the burden had been decreased 
by a Helper. Our morning prayers, prompted often by 
solicitude, ended in evening prayers, prompted by grati- 
tude. If tears brimmed our eyes when the dawn had 
come, more plentiful tears surprised our pillows in the 
evening time. In the quiet of our rooms we were tempted 
to revive the tradition of the "shouting Methodist" and 
to cry aloud, "Glory be to God on high," even as on this 
part of the earth we have "peace among men of good will." 



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III. The Future 

If it be true that the eflfective past that made this Con- 
ference and the effective present that crowned it with 
success have been compounded of a certain spirit, then 
we have discovered the secret of our effective future. 
Hundreds of you have said to me, "If we can carry to our 
pastors and people the atmosphere of this gathering, 
unification will succeed beyond all compare." 

We who have been here must be the ambassadors of 
this spirit. Having seen what right attitudes can ac- 
complish, we must scatter those attitudes over all our 
borders. The future may be spoiled by the mood of fear, 
or it may be glorified by the mood of love. To the culti- 
vation of that love we now dedicate ourselves, and to 
the increase of that love we now challenge our compan- 
ions in the faith. In all our problems the Lover has been 
the Solver, even as the Mightiest of all Lovers is alone to 
be the Solver of the world's perplexities. 

Many years ago I heard my dear and splendid father 
preach a sermon that entered my boyish heart to abide 
there through the decades. You will allow me to pay him 
tribute in this supreme hour. He was a hero of the 
saddlebags; an itinerant of the mountain roads; a gentle- 
man of the log-house; a cultured evangelist of the Gospel 
of his Lord; a preacher who after sixty years of work 
left his children no legacy save that of character, no treas- 
ure save that which lies beyond the reach of moth or rust. 
His text was, "Keep yourselves in the love of God." His 
emphasis was on the imperative. By deliberate will we 
were to work at love; to put upon ourselves the com- 
pulsion that would make us stay within its blessed ter- 
ritory; to avoid the dispositions and deeds that would 
destroy the climate of affection; to insist that the definite 
purpose of love should be the commanding force of life. 

Down over nearly sixty years of time I still see that 
stalwart form in the pulpit; and I still hear that wonder- 
ful voice instructing men in the gracious imperative mood : 
"Keep yourselves in the love of God." Carry your free 
will into the realms of your immortal soul. Dispose your 
disposition. 

It is true word forever, if only we may keep it and 
ourselves close to Christ. As we leave this Auditorium, 
it is the will of God for us. St. Paul seized the heart of 
his Lord's teaching and, showing us "the higher talents," 
showed us, too, the path that is "still higher," even the 
more excellent way. He said that it was better than elo- 
quence, surpassing the tongues of men and of angels. 

He esteemed it higher than knowledge, more important 
than the power to fathom mysteries and secret lore. He 
made it loftier than faith that could move hills from their 
bases. He declared it more worthy than a stubborn and 
devoted sacrifice that surrendered goods to benevolences 
and the living body to the flames. 

He said that it is "very patient, very kind"; "knows 
no jealousy; makes no parade"; "gives itself no airs"; 
"is never rude, never selfish, never irritated, never re- 
sentful"; "is gladdened by goodness"; "always eager to 
believe the best"; ever "hopeful." 



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Above the wreck of all worlds he saw its banner fly- 
ing. He epitomized its conquests in the unwavering claim, 
"Love never faileth." 

If that spirit has made our Conference successful, it 
can empower all our coming programs, whether of inner 
spirit or of outer service. So we may repeat each to 
the other, and each to himself, the apostolic command, 
"Make love your aim." 

Let us, therefore, set ourselves to a rivalry of affection. 
Once I said jocularly, and yet seriously, to my Comrade- 
Chairmen of the Commissions that I would seek to sur- 
pass them in the contest of love, so that when God gave 
his recognitions he would say: "First Prize, Edwin H. 
Hughes: Honorable Mention, John M. Moore and James 
H. Straughn." 

I pass that challenge on to all of you. The recent 
months have shown that an early and blessed result of 
union is an enlarged census of loving hearts. We love 
more people and they love us in return. If some of us 
were to go to heaven tonight, we should take with us a 
far greater freight of affection than we had two years 
ago. We should bear its glory and honor into the city 
where naught but love dwells and where the center of 
all life is One who loved us and gave himself for us. 

I am myself weary of the initialed abortions — M. E., 
M. P., and M. E. C, S. They have become my favorite 
aversions; and I am willing to leave to Washington all 
the residue of alphabetical lists. I say now to the ex- 
M. E.'s and to the ex-M. P.'s and to the ex-M. E. C, S.'s, 
the words of Long-fellow addressed by him to the children 
of his household, but now addressed by me to the chil- 
dren of God: 

"I have you fast in my fortress 

And I will not let you depart. 
But put you down in the dungeon 

Of the round-tower of my heart. 
And there I will keep you forever, 

Yes, forever and a day. 
Till the walls shall crumble to ruin. 

And moulder to dust away." 

We have not lost our old Churches. They ai-e the por- 
table treasures that we bear into the larger associations 
— our baptisms, our conversions, the patient instructions 
of our wayward youth, our educations, our ordinations, 
our accretions of heart garnered for the service of Christ, 
our thousands of good and tender memories, our filial 
gratitude toward the ministers who claimed us for the 
Redeemer — all these are kept in the vaults secure. 

We have more people to love, and more kinds of peo- 
ple to love, and larger areas for our harvests of love. We 
find our lips uttering in affection the new name "The 
Methodist Church," glad that the scorn that once made it 
an epithet has been supplanted by the tribute that recog- 
nizes two centuries of a wide and holy service. Not only 
in the formal documents where we must mingle love and 
legality, but also in all the inner declarations of our 
hearts, we yield it anew to Him who said, "I will build 



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my Church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against 
it." 

Certainly the larger present, held in the days of this 
Conference, has seen the flow of our hearts toward union. 
This feeling- has made its own slogans. Many have sought 
to put the spirit into some condensed phrase, to make for 
it a fitting frame of words. 

Some of our delegates have found themselves repeating 
the title of Professor Garber's book, "The Methodists Are 
One People." Any unconscious attempts here made to dis- 
count, or check, or cancel that feeling have met resistless 
torrents of conviction. 

Looking upon the mingling of many nations, upon the 
meeting of the cross-currents of a wide internationalism, 
we have uttered the words, "The Methodists are one peo- 
ple." Gazing with curious interest upon the racial com- 
posite, black, brown, yellow, and upon other colors not 
known among the primary rays, we have felt that God 
wrote in the rainbow across the skies, "The Methodists 
are one people." Knowing that here were gathered men 
holding all political opinions and advocating the several 
theories of government, we have all come to believe so sin- 
cerely and strongly in the merging program as to win 
from our lips the cry, "The Methodists are one people." 

Beholding the changes in law according to which our 
Woman's Societies come into a new alignment and under 
which loyal v/omen have given us the best missionary 
organizations known on earth today, now yield to other 
plans, we have politely said across the gentle barriers of 
sex, "The Methodists are one people." 

Made aware occasionally of a line once drawn by 
two surveyors named Mason and Dixon, and kindly re- 
garding the differing emphases that have been fashioned 
by the years lived in the memories of Lincoln and of Lee, 
we have waved the banner, "The Methodists are one peo- 
ple." 

Amid all the slashing of temperaments, the cool state- 
ments of deliberation and the fervencies of more eager 
debate, wherein Peter and James and John funded their 
varying dispositions, we have still declared, "The Meth- 
odists are one people." 

Listening to three episcopal groups and bringing into 
the circle of the Northern adn Southern Bishops the 
Protestant twins, we have in differing accents known 
how to pronounce the motto, "The Methodists are one 
people." 

Carrying hither the loyal remembrances of our spirit- 
ual forefathers, touchingly recalling the sacrificial lives 
and loves of our nearer religious ancestry, we have done 
away with the Jericho walls between our camps by trump- 
eting the challenge, "The Methodists are one people." 

Gazing upward toward another world whose portals 
have opened to Snethen and Lewis, Capers and Andrew 
and Haygood and Hendrix, Ward and Mouzon, and Cran- 
ston and McDowell, we have sent over wireless waves the 
message to the unified hosts of heaven, "The Methodists 
are one people." 

Moving reverently into the sacred precincts of the 
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praying voice of the Redeemer Himself as he speaks to 
the Fatlier concerning the disciples of his earthly ministry 
and his disciples in this room, "Nor do I pray for these 
alone, but for all who believe in me by their spoken word, 
may they all be one," we have answered the petition of the 
beseeching Christ by saying, "The Methodists are one 
people." 

Is it any wonder then that we have been lifted toward 
a seventh heaven, and that we have known something 
more of the mystical glory wherein one declares : 

"I looked, and behold there was a gi-eat host whom 
no one could count, from every nation and people and 
tribe, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, 
clad in white robes, wath palm branches in their hands; 
and they cried with a loud voice, 'Saved by our God who 
is seated on the throne and by the Lamb!' And all of the 
angels surrounded the throne and the presbyters and the 
four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the 
throne, worshiping God, and crying, 'Even so. Blessing 
and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and 
power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.' " 

This matter is too sacred for any literary climax. We 
must now transfer it to the rhetoric of action. We have 
been on the mountain of transfiguration where we have 
met the lawgiver, and the prophet, and the Master Him- 
self. As John Wesley said, "We must not build taber- 
nacles." Our hosannas must not yield to misgivings. We 
should go forward into the mightiest and most construc- 
tive movements that Methodism has ever promoted in the 
name of Christ. We must say to sinners of whatever 
kind that we know a saving name. We must pray, and 
pray, and pray. We must evangelize, and evangelize, and 
evangelize. We must carry a throbbing Gospel beyond 
all rivers and plains and deserts and mountains and 
oceans. In the ceaseless program of redemption, inspired 
by our Lord, we must go on with the proclamation of 
grace until the last rebel against the infinite mercy of the 
Most High lays douTi his arms of mutiny and cries out, 
"Nay. but I yield, I yield, I yield. I can hold out no more." 

All this we do for the dear Redeemer's sake. Amen. 



Preamble to 
the Declara- 
tion of 
Union 



The entire audience of twelve thousand people 
arose as Bishop James H. Straughn read the fol- 
lowing Preamble to the Declaration of Union : 

Whereas, The Methodist Episcopal Church, the Meth^ 
odist Episcopal Church, South, and the Methodist Prot- 
estant Church did through their respective General Con- 
ferences appoint Commissions on Interdenominational Re- 
lations and Church Union; and whereas these Commis- 
sions acting jointly did produce, propose, and present to 
the three Churches a Plan of Union; and whereas these 
three Churches, each acting separately for and in its 
own behalf, did by more than the constitutional major- 
ities endorse and adopt this Plan of Union, in accord 
with their respective Constitutions and Disciplhies, and 
did effect the full consummation of union -in accordance 
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in adopting this Plan of Union did authorize and provide may lo 

for a Uniting Conference with certain powers and duties Fourteenth 

as therein set forth; and whereas the Uniting Confer- Day 

ence, duly authorized and legally chosen in accordance Evening 
with the Plan of Union, is now in session in the city of 
Kansas City, Mo.: 

Bishop Edwin Holt Hughes read the Affirma- Affirmation 
tion, as follows: 

Now, Therefore, we, the members of the Uniting Con- 
ference, the legal and authorized representatives of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South, and the Methodist Protestant Church, in 
session here assembled on this the tenth day of May, 1939, 
do solemnly, in the presence of God and before all the 
world, make and publish the following Declarations of 
fact and principle. 

Bishop John M. Moore then read the Declara- Declarations 
tions of Union, the responses being made by the 
Bishops and members of the Uniting Conference 
standing, and with uplifted right hand, as follows : 



The Bishop: The Methodist Episcopal Church, the Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church, South, and the Methodist 
Protestant Church are and shall be one United 
Church. 

The Delegates : We do so declare. 

II 

7'he Bishop: The Plan of Union as adopted is and shall 
be the Constitution of this United Church, and of its 
three constituent bodies. 

The Delegates: We do so declare. 

Ill 

The Bishop: The Methodist Episcopal Church, the Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church, South, and the Methodist 
Protestant Church had their common origin in the 
organization of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 
America in 1784, A.D., and have ever held, adhered 
to, and preserved a common belief, spirit, and pur- 
pose, as expressed in their common Articles of Reli- 
gion. 

The Delegates: We do so declare. 



IV 

The Bishop: The Methodist Episcopal Church, the Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church, South, and the Methodist 
Protestant Church, in adopting the name "The Meth- 



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II. The Present 

So came we to the date and the place of our hopes. 
Ere we reached the point of legislation, the Saviour put 
upon us the certificate of his grace. We can never forget 
that Communion Service in the Cathedral. There the doc- 
trine of "the real Presence" came to larger meaning for 
us. The fact that we did not go to the formal altar, ac- 
cording to our dear custom, did not prevent our hearts 
from reaching the inner shrine, or from beholding the 
shekinah that shone over the invisible holy of holies. 

Some strange and lovely thing happened in that in- 
tense and glorious service. We found the place where 
we left our sorrows. Both worlds came into our fellow- 
ship. It was as if the Lord himself were instituting for 
us anew the Holy Supper of his remembrance and his 
companionship. But the influence went farther, though 
not higher, than that: We placed our problems at the foot 
of the cross. We were conscious of a Saviour, great 
enough to ease our griefs, to carry our burdens, and also 
to make us more nearly equal to our sacred responsibil- 
ities. 

We came from that hour in the mood of triumph. The 
procession that moved toward these doors stepped to the 
music of victory. We had a fresh experience of conver- 
sion, of transformation, of love, of peace. Our fears had 
been left in the Cathedral, in the care of God; our hopes 
came uith us to the Auditorium, in the same care. We 
bore in our spirits an unforgettable glory: and while we 
did no shouting, we could have whispered to these en- 
trances, "Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and the King 
of Glory shall come in!" and when we came He made one 
with us all. 

The prophecy of that Communion has not failed us. 
Some of us have had to confess to God the folly of our 
anxieties. As we have gone along these legislative roads, 
the valleys have been lifted and the mountains have been 
laid low. 

One illustration has occurred to me many, many times 
— a parable gained from earth's roadways. Often as we 
look ahead we see the rising hill that our automobile 
must conquer. We wonder whether it has the power to 
climb those steeps. Yet as we move onward some mir- 
acle-worker seems to bring the ascent to the level of our 
powers and we are soon capturing the heights. 

It has been so here, dear brothers and sisters. An old 
lady, being asked what things in her lifetime had troubled 
her most, made reply: "The things that never happened." 
How true that homely suggestion has been of our Con- 
ference! We came with trembling to task after task, only 
to find that the weight of the burden had been decreased 
by a Helper. Our morning prayers, prompted often by 
solicitude, ended in evening prayers, prompted by gi'ati- 
tude. If tears brimmed our eyes when the dawn had 
come, more plentiful tears surprised our pillows in the 
evening time. In the quiet of our rooms we were tempted 
to revive the tradition of the "shouting Methodist" and 
to cry aloud, "Glory be to God on high," even as on this 
part of the earth we have "peace among men of good will." 



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III. The Future 

If it be true that the effective past that made this Con- 
ference and the effective present that crov/ned it with 
success have been compounded of a certain spirit, then 
we have discovered the secret of our effective future. 
Hundreds of you have said to me, "If we can carry to our 
pastors and people the atmosphere of this gathering, 
unification will succeed beyond all compare." 

We who have been here must be the ambassadors of 
this spirit. Having seen what right attitudes can ac- 
complish, we must scatter those attitudes over all our 
borders. The future may be spoiled by the mood of fear, 
or it may be glorified by the mood of love. To the culti- 
vation of that love we now dedicate ourselves, and to 
the increase of that love we now challenge our compan- 
ions in the faith. In all our problems the Lover has been 
the Solver, even as the Mightiest of all Lovers is alone to 
be the Solver of the world's perplexities. 

Many years ago I heard my dear and splendid father 
preach a sermon that entered my boyish heart to abide 
there through the decades. You will allow me to pay him 
tribute in this supreme hour. He was a hero of the 
saddlebags; an itinerant of the mountain roads; a gentle- 
man of the log-house; a cultured evangelist of the Gospel 
of his Lord; a preacher who after sixty years of work 
left his children no legacy save that of character, no treas- 
ure save that which lies beyond the reach of moth or rust. 
His text was, "Keep yourselves in the love of God." His 
emphasis was on the imperative. By deliberate will we 
were to work at love; to put upon ourselves the com- 
pulsion that would make us stay within its blessed ter- 
ritory; to avoid the dispositions and deeds that would 
destroy the climate of affection; to insist that the definite 
purpose of love should be the commanding force of life. 

Down over nearly sixty years of time I still see that 
stalwart form in the pulpit; and I still hear that wonder- 
ful voice instructing men in the gracious imperative mood : 
"Keep yourselves in the love of God." Carry your free 
will into the realms of your immortal soul. Dispose your 
disposition. 

It is true word forever, if only we may keep it and 
ourselves close to Christ. As we leave this Auditorium, 
it is the will of God for us. St. Paul seized the heart of 
his Lord's teaching and, showing us "the higher talents," 
showed us, too, the paj:h that is "still higher," even the 
more excellent v/ay. He said that it was better than elo- 
quence, surpassing the tongues of men and of angels. 

He esteemed it higher than knowledge, more important 
than the power to fathom mysteries and secret lore. He 
made it loftier than faith that could move hills from their 
bases. He declared it more worthy than a stubborn and 
devoted sacrifice that surrendered goods to benevolences 
and the living body to the flames. 

He said that it is "very patient, very kind"; "knows 
no jealousy; makes no parade"; "gives itself no airs"; 
"is never rude, never selfish, never irritated, never re- 
sentful"; "is gladdened by goodness"; "always eager to 
believe the best"; ever "hopeful." 



MAY 10 

Fourteenth 
Day 

Evening 

Bishop Hughes 
Addresses 
the 
Conference 



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MAY 10 

Fourteenth 
Day 

Evening 



odist Church" for the United Church, do not and will 
not surrender any right, interest, or title in and to 
these respective names which, by long and honored 
use and association, have become dear to the ministry 
and membership of the three uniting Churches and 
have become enshrined in their history and records. 
The Delegates: We do so declare. 



Declarations 
of Union 



Hallowing 
Prayer of 
Union 



The Bishop: The Methodist Church is the ecclesiastical 
and lawful successor of the three uniting Churches, 
and through which the three Churches as one United 
Church shall continue to live and have their existence, 
continue their institutions, and hold and enjoy their 
property, exercise and perform their several trusts 
under and in accord with the Plan of Union and Dis- 
cipline of the United Church; and such trusts or cor- 
porate bodies as exist in the constituent Churches 
shall be continued as long as legally necessary. 

The Delegates: We do so declare. 

VI 

The Bishop and the Delegates: To The Methodist Church 
thus established we do solemnly declare our allegiance, 
and upon all its life and service we do reverently in- 
voke the blessing of Almighty God. Amen. 

The people were seated and bowing their heads 
were led in and responded to the Hallowing 
Prayer of Union, by Bishop A. Frank Smith, as 
follows : 

The Bishop: In the name of the Father, our God by whose 

favor we live in this heritage of faith; 

To the honor of Jesus Christ, the Son of the living 
God, our Lord and Saviour; 

To the praise of the Holy Spirit, source of light and 
power ; 

We consecrate this communion of faith that is The 
Methodist Church. 
The People: Holy, holy, holy. Lord God of Hosts: heaven 

and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O 

Lord most high. 
The Bishop: We consecrate this Church 

For the woi-ship of God in praise and prayer; 

For the ministry of the Word ; 

For the celebration of the Holy Sacraments. 
The People: God is a Spirit, and they that worship him 

must worship him in spirit and in truth. 
The Bishop: We consecrate this Church 

For the guidance of childhood ; 

For the sanctification of the family; 

For the training of youth in faith and knowledge. 
The People: Remember now thy Creator in the days of 

thy youth. 



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The Bishop: We consecrate this Church 
For the edifying of the body of Christ; 
For the cure of souls that doubt; 
For the persuasion of those who have not yet believed ; 
For the evangelization of the world; 
For the promotion of righteousness, Christian unity, 
and good-will. 

The People: All souls are mine, saith the Loi'd. Inasmuch 
as ye did it unto the least of these my brethren, ye 
did it unto me. 

The Bishop: We consecrate this Church 
For the redemption of characters; 
For brotherhood with all men; 

For the ennobling of this life and the deepening of 
the assurance of the life eternal. 

The People : The ransomed of the Lord shall come to 
Zion with songs and everlasting joy. 

The Bishop: We consecrate this Church 

In grateful remembrance of all who have loved and 

served the cause that is here consummated; 

In loving memory of those who have fared forth from 

this earthly habitation; 
In high hope for those who shall share in this heri- 
tage of faith in days to come. 

The People: Holy, holy, holy. Lord God of hosts! Heaven 
and earth are full of thee. Heaven and earth are 
praising Thee, Lord most high! 

The Bishop and People: Having part among the people 
of God and the Church Universal in the inheritance 
of apostles and prophets, fathers and teachers, mar- 
tyrs and evangelists; we give thanks unto the Father 
who hath made us meet to be partakers of the in- 
heritance of the saints in light. Compassed about 
by so great a cloud of witnesses, we do here and now 
consecrate The Methodist Church to the worship of 
God and the establishment of His Kingdom among 
men everywhere, through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 



MAY 10 

Fourteenth 
Day 

Evening 



Hallowing 
Prayer of 
Union 



Bishop John M. Moore: "We have now before 
us the Declaration of Union. Will you adopt this 
Declaration, including the Preamble and the Af- 
firmation and the Declarations? I recognize 
Judge H. H, White, who has been a member of 
the Commission on Unification since 1916; a citi- 
zen of the State of Louisiana." 

Judge H. H. White, Louisiana: "I consider it 
a high privilege and honor to m.ove that the Dec- 
laration of Union which has been adopted, Sec- 
tion bj'^ Section, be now adopted as a whole." 

Bishop John M, Moore : "I ask for a second, 
and will recognize Dr. James R. Joj'', of Newark, 
long years the Editor of The Christian Advocate, 



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MAY 10 

Fourteenth 
Day 

Evening 



Hallowing 
Prayer of 
Union 



Vote on 
Declaration 
of Union 



who has been a member of the Commission since 
1916." 

Dr. James R. Joy, Newark: "Mr. Chairman, I 
have the honor to second the motion of Judge 
White." 

Bishop Moore: "I will recognize Judge Harry 
Shaw of Fairmont, W. Va,, a distinguished jurist 
of his own state, who has been a member of the 
Methodist Protestant Church in great activity 
and efficiency." 

Judge Harry Shaw, Pittsburgh: "Mr, Chair- 
man, members of the Uniting Conference : I take 
great pleasure in seconding the motion of Judge 
White, that we do now adopt this Declaration of 
Union." 

Bishop Moore: "I shall take the vote first of 
those standing in favor of adoption, and after 
you are seated I will take the vote for those who 
oppose the adoption. If you will adopt this Dec- 
laration of Union as a whole, you will stand and 
lift your right hand. The Bishops will do like- 
wise." 

The entire assemblage of Bishops and delegates 
arose, right hands uplifted. There was prolonged 
applause and the Bishops and delegates were 
seated. 

Bishop Moore: "If you oppose the adoption of 
this Declaration, will you stand and lift your 
right hand." 



Declaration 
Union 
Adopted 



Exhortation 
and 
Ascription 



impressive silence, 
No one stands." 



After a few moments of 
Bishop John M. Moore said : ' 

The entire Conference arose and there was pro- 
longed applause. 

Bishop John M. Moore: "The Declaration of 
Union has been adopted! The Methodist Church 
is ! Long live The Methodist Church !" 

The Greater Kansas City Messiah Chorus, con- 
ducted by Mr. Powell Weaver, then rendered the 
Hallelujah Chorus by George Friedrich Handel. 

Bishop Urban V. W. Darlington read the Ex- 
hortation and Ascription, the people joining in 
the close, as follows : 



The Bishop: Now, therefore, in the sight of ^11 the con- 



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gregation of the Lord, and in the audience of our may lo 
God, keep and search for the commandments of the Fourteenth 
Lord our God, that ye may possess this good land Day 

and leave it for an inheritance for your children after Evening 
you forever. 
The Bishop and the People: Now unto Him that is able Exhortation 
to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or Ascription 
think, according to the power that worketh in us, 
unto Him be glory in the Church by Christ Jesus 
throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. 

Bishop Darlington announced and the Confer- 
ence joined in the closing Hymn No. 533, "0 God, 
Our Help in Ages Past." 

Bishop Edwin Holt Hughes : "This being a regu-, 
lar session of the Uniting Conference, we will ad- 
journ in due order. The Chair recognizes Dr. 
T. D. Ellis, of the South Georgia Conference, for 
the motion to adjourn." 

Dr. Thomas D. Ellis, South Georgia: "I move 
that the Uniting Conference now adjourn sine 
die." 

Bishop Hughes : "The Chair recognizes Dr. 
Ernest H. Cherrington, of the Ohio Conference, 
for the seconding of this motion." 

Dr. Ernest H. Cherrington, Ohio : "I second 
the motion that we do now adjourn." 

Bishop Hughes : "Those who will vote to ad- 
journ after receiving the benediction from the 
Senior Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
now the Senior Bishop of The Methodist Church, 
Bishop John L. Nuelsen, will lift your hands ; con- 
trary. We will be adjourned." 

The Uniting Conference of the Methodist Epis- Benediction 
copal Church, the Methodist Episcopal Church, j^o^fmment 
South, and the Methodist Protestant Church, 
which convened in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, 
April 26, 1939, for the purpose of officially unit- 
ing and merging the three major branches of 
American Methodism., having accomplished its 
purpose in more ways than one, adjourned sine 
die at 9:12 p.m., on Wednesday, May 10, 1939, 
with the benediction pronounced by the Senior 
Bishop of The Methodist Church, Bishop John L. 
Nuelsen, as follows : "Now the God of peace, that 
brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus 
Christ, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through 
the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you 
perfect in every good work to do His will, work- 



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MAY 10 ing in you that which is well pleasing in His sight. 
Fourteenth through Jesus Christ ; to whom be glory for ever 
and ever. Amen." 

Evening 



Benediction 
and Ad- 
journment 



Edwin H. Hughes, 
John M. Moore, 
James H. Straughn, 
Charles L. Mead, 
Paul B. Kern, 
A. W. Leonard, 
U. V. W. Darlington, 
E. G. Richardson, 
Arthur James Moore, 
Ernest Lynn Waldorf, 
A. Frank Smith, 
H. Lester Smith, 
Ivan Lee Holt, 
Francis J. McConnell, 
John C. Broomfield, 
Edgar Blake, 
Charles C. Selecman, 
Titus Lowe, 

Presiding Officers of The Uniting Conference; 
Lud H. Estes, 

Secretary, The Uniting Conference; 

R. Edgar Heckman, 
J. C. Bates, 

Associate Secretaries, The Uniting Conference. 



APPENDIX 



HISTORICAL STATEMENT 

The doctrine and spirit of Primitive Christianity have 
existed at different times and in different degrees in all 
branches of the Kingdom of Christ. They were embodied 
in a new form on this wise : 

"In 1729 two young men in England, reading the Bible, 
saw that they could not be saved without holiness, followed 
after it, and incited others so to do. In 1737 they saw, 
likewise, that men are justified before they are sanctified; 
but still holiness was their object. God then thrust them out 
to raise a holy people." 

This was the rise of Methodism, as given in the words of 
its founders, John and Charles Wesley, of Oxford Univer- 
sity, Presbyters of the Church of England. 

On the evening of May 24, 1738, John Wesley had under- 
gone his "heart-warming" experience at a meeting of a 
Religious Society in Aldersgate Street, in London, an ex- 
perience which his brother Charles had previously found. 

In the latter part of 1739, eight or ten persons came to 
John Wesley in London. They appeared to be deeply con- 
vinced of sin, and earnestly groaning for redemption. They 
desired (as did two or three more the next day) that he 
would spend some time with them in prayer. That they 
might have more time for this great work, he appointed a 
day when they might all come together, which from thence- 
forward they did every week, namely, on Thursday, in the 
evening. Their number increased daily. To all these he 
gave those advices which he judged most needful for them; 
and they always concluded their meeting with prayer suited 
to their several necessities. 

After this rise of the United Societies in Europe, the 
spiritual movement fostered by them spread to America. 
In the year 1766 Philip Embury, a local preacher from Ire- 
land, began to preach in New York City and formed a So- 
ciety, now the John Street Church. Another local preacher, 
Thomas Webb, Captain in the British Army, soon joined 
him and began preaching. About the same time Robert 
Strawbridge, from Ireland, settled in Frederick County, 
Maryland, preaching there and forming Societies. In 1769 
Mr, Wesley sent Richard Boardman and Joseph Pilmoor to 
America, and in 1771 Francis Asbury and Richard Wright. 

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Their work was signally owned of God, so that, at the close 
of the War of the Revolution, the number of traveling 
preachers was about eighty and the members in the So- 
cieties about fifteen thousand. 

When the Independence of the United States was acknov/l- 
edged by the Treaty of 1783, the American Methodists, 
most of whom had been members of the Church of England, 
were, according to the declaration of Mr. Wesley, "totally 
disentangled both from the State and the English hier- 
archy." He added : "They are now at full liberty to follow 
the Scriptures and the Primitive Church, and we judge it 
best that they should stand fast in that liberty wherewith 
God has so strangely made them free." 

But, as the parish clergy had mostly returned to England, 
the Methodist Societies were without ordained pastors. 
"For hundred of miles together" they were destitute of the 
Christian sacraments. They appealed to Mr. Wesley. He 
finally responded by ordaining Richard Whatcoat and 
Thomas Vasey as Presbyters (or Elders) for America; 
and also, since he preferred the Episcopal form of Church 
government, by setting apart, by prayer and the imposition 
of hands, the Reverend Thomas Coke, Doctor of Civil Law, 
a Presbyter of the Church of England, to be a Superintend- 
ent, "to preside over the flock of Christ" in America. In 
these services he was assisted by other ordained ministers. 
He also commissioned Dr. Coke to ordain, as joint Super- 
intendent with himself, the Reverend Francis Asbury, then 
General Assistant for the American Societies. Mr. Wes- 
ley also abbreviated the "Articles of Religion" and a "Sun- 
day Service" from the Book of Common Prayer of the 
Church of England; providing forms, likewise, for the ad- 
ministration of the Sacraments and the ordination of min- 
isters. With this was sent also "A Collection of Psalms and 
Hymns." 

At the Christmas Conference, begun in Baltimore, Mary- 
land, December 24, 1784, sixty preachers met Dr. Coke 
and his companions. The plan of Mr. Wesley was unani- 
mously and heartily approved. They organized the Meth- 
odist Episcoval Church, and adopted the Articles of Reli- 
gion and the Sunday Service prepared by Mr. Wesley, ad- 
ding to the articles one containing a recognition of Civil 
Government, and inserting in the Ritual a prayer for the 
rulers of the United States. Mr. Asbury accepted the Epis- 
copal office only after he and Dr. Coke were elected by the 
Conference. Mr. Asbury then, with the assistance of Dr. 
Coke and several Presbyters, who had been ordained by 



The Methodist Church 409 

Mr. Wesley in England, was consecrated as a Bishop. 
Others were ordained Deacons, and thirteen were elected 
Elders. This conference also enacted laws for the govern- 
ment of the new church. 

Such was the origin of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
the first with an Episcopal form of government to attain 
an independent existence in the United States. It continued 
its work with holy zeal and grew to large numbers and 
commanding influence. But in 1828 a group of earnest and 
godly persons, largely moved by an insistence on lay rep- 
resentation, separated and became the Methodist Protestant 
Church. The history of this movement may be read in the 
last Discipline of the Methodist Protestant Church, pub- 
lished in 1936, a history penned by the late President of 
that body, the Reverend Thomas Hamilton Lewis, an earn- 
est advocate of Methodist Union. 

In 1844 there occurred another division, the cause being 
construed by some as the question of slavery; by others as 
a constitutional issue over the powers of Episcopacy. After 
years of discussion, negotiation, and even litigation, the 
Cape May Commission, 1876, representing in its joint mem- 
bership and action both bodies — the Methodist Episcopal 
Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South — 
reached terms of amity, according to which each body 
recognized the other as a legitimate branch of Methodism 
and laid the basis for a peace which moved steadily and 
slowly toward union. 

The Methodist Protestant Church had a most honorable 
and useful life for more than a century. Its voting con- 
stituency then, feeling that the issue that caused its inde- 
pendent organization had been met in the gradual legisla- 
tion of its sister Methodisms, voted overwhelmingly in favor 
of the Plan of Union as submitted by the authorized Joint 
Commission. 

The Methodist Episcopal Church achieved many victories 
and builded many institutions, especially in the Northern 
States, and in Missionary work throughout the world. By 
far more than constitutional majorities in the General Con- 
ference and in the Annual and Lay Conferences it adopted 
the Plan of Union. 

The Methodist Episcopal Church, South, began its work 
in 1845. Its service was largely rendered in the Southern 
Section of the United States, but its frontiers were extended 
widely and hopefully into many foreign lands. Its General 
Conference acting on April 29, 1938, completed its constitu- 
tional voting process and by a great majority put its seal in 
favor of the Plan of Union. 



408 Journal of the Uniting Conference 

Their work was signally owned of God, so that, at the close 
of the War of the Revolution, the number of traveling 
preachers was about eighty and the members in the So- 
cieties about fifteen thousand. 

When the Independence of the United States was acknowl- 
edged by the Treaty of 1783, the American Methodists, 
most of whom had been members of the Church of England, 
were, according to the declaration of Mr. Wesley, "totally 
disentangled both from the State and the English hier- 
archy." He added : "They are now at full liberty to follow 
the Scriptures and the Primitive Church, and we judge it 
best that they should stand fast in that liberty wherewith 
God has so strangely made them free." 

But, as the parish clergy had mostly returned to England, 
the Methodist Societies were without ordained pastors. 
"For hundred of miles together" they were destitute of the 
Christian sacraments. They appealed to Mr. Wesley. He 
finally responded by ordaining Richard Whatcoat and 
Thomas Vasey as Presbyters (or Elders) for America; 
and also, since he preferred the Episcopal form of Church 
government, by setting apart, by prayer and the imposition 
of hands, the Reverend Thomas Coke, Doctor of Civil Law, 
a Presbj^er of the Church of England, to be a Superintend- 
ent, "to preside over the flock of Christ" in America. In 
these services he was assisted by other ordained ministers. 
He also commissioned Dr. Coke to ordain, as joint Super- 
intendent with himself, the Reverend Francis Asbury, then 
General Assistant for the American Societies. Mr. Wes- 
ley also abbreviated the "Articles of Religion" and a "Sun- 
day Service" from the Book of Common Prayer of the 
Church of England ; providing forms, likewise, for the ad- 
ministration of the Sacraments and the ordination of min- 
isters. With this was sent also "A Collection of Psalms and 
Hymns." 

At the Christmas Conference, begun in Baltimore, Mary- 
land, December 24, 1784, sixty preachers met Dr. Coke 
and his companions. The plan of Mr. Wesley was unani- 
mously and heartily approved. They organized the Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church, and adopted the Articles of Reli- 
gion and the Sunday Service prepared by Mr. Wesley, ad- 
ding to the articles one containing a recognition of Civil 
Government, and inserting in the Ritual a prayer for the 
rulers of the United States. Mr. Asbury accepted the Epis- 
copal oflfice only after he and Dr. Coke were elected by the 
Conference. Mr. Asbury then, with the assistance of Dr. 
Coke and several Presbyters, who had been ordained by 



The Methodist Church 409 

Mr. Wesley in England, was consecrated as a Bishop. 
Others were ordained Deacons, and thirteen were elected 
Elders. This conference also enacted laws for the govern- 
ment of the new church. 

Such was the origin of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
the first with an Episcopal form of government to attain 
an independent existence in the United States. It continued 
its work with holy zeal and grew to large numbers and 
commanding influence. But in 1828 a group of earnest and 
godly persons, largely moved by an insistence on lay rep- 
resentation, separated and became the Methodist Protestant 
Church. The history of this movement may be read in the 
last Discipline of the Methodist Protestant Church, pub- 
lished in 1936, a history penned by the late President of 
that body, the Reverend Thomas Hamilton Lewis, an earn- 
est advocate of Methodist Union. 

In 1844 there occurred another division, the cause being 
construed by some as the question of slavery; by others as 
a constitutional issue over the powers of Episcopacy. After 
years of discussion, negotiation, and even litigation, the 
Cape May Commission, 1876, representing in its joint mem- 
bership and action both bodies — the Methodist Episcopal 
Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South — 
reached terms of amity, according to which each body 
recognized the other as a legitimate branch of Methodism 
and laid the basis for a peace which moved steadily and 
slowly toward union. 

The Methodist Protestant Church had a most honorable 
and useful life for more than a century. Its voting con- 
stituency then, feeling that the issue that caused its inde- 
pendent organization had been met in the gradual legisla- 
tion of its sister Methodisms, voted overwhelmingly in favor 
of the Plan of Union as submitted by the authorized Joint 
Commission. 

The Methodist Episcopal Church achieved many victories 
and builded many institutions, especially in the Northern 
States, and in Missionary work throughout the world. By 
far more than constitutional majorities in the General Con- 
ference and in the Annual and Lay Conferences it adopted 
the Plan of Union. 

The Methodist Episcopal Church, South, began its work 
in 1845. Its service was largely rendered in the Southern 
Section of the United States, but its frontiers were extended 
widely and hopefully into many foreign lands. Its General 
Conference acting on April 29, 1938, completed its constitu- 
tional voting process and by a great majority put its seal in 
favor of the Plan of Union. 



410 Journal of the Uniting Conference 

Thus The Methodist Church, with a membership of ap- 
proximately 8,000,000, enters upon its career as a merged 
and consoHdated ecclesiastical body. In its Declaration of 
Union, proclaimed at the Uniting Conference May 10, 1939, 
at Kansas City, Missouri, it keeps legal title to the names — 
The Methodist Episcopal Church; The Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South ; and the Methodist Protestant Church, af- 
firming that because of long and honored use and associa- 
tion these titles are enshrined in history and record and 
are to be carried perpetually in the Discipline as the names 
of the constituent Churches of The Methodist Church. 

This is for our people a brief summary of the history 
of Methodism through approximately two centuries, a his- 
tory whose wide reading and careful study we earnestly 
recommend to our ministers and members. The three 
branches that have united to form The Methodist Church 
have always believed that the only infallible proof of any 
genuine Church of Christ is its ability to seek and save the 
lost ; to disseminate the Pentecostal Spirit and life ; to spread 
Scriptural holiness over all lands and to reform all conti- 
nents by the Gospel of Christ. And the sole object of the 
rules, regulations, and usages of The Methodist Church is 
that it may fulfil in all places and years its original divine 
commission as a leader in evangelism, in reforms, and in 
fraternal relations with all branches of the one Church of 
Christ, with which it gladly confesses its partnership in the 
spiritual conquest of the whole world for the Son of God. 



ARTICLES OF RELIGION 

I. Of Faith in the Holy Trinity 

11 1. There is but one living and true God, everlasting, 
without body or parts ; of infinite power, wisdom, and good- 
ness; the Maker and Preserver of all things, both visible 
and invisible. And in unity of this Godhead, there are 
three persons of one substance, power, and eternity; the 
Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. 

II. Of the Word, or Son of God, ivho ivas made very Man 
^ 2. The Son, who is the Word of the Father, the very and 
eternal God, of one substance with the Father, took man's 
nature in the womb of the blessed Virgin ; so that two whole 
and perfect natures, that is to say, the Godhead and man- 
hood, were joined together in one person, never to be di- 
vided, whereof is one Christ, very God and very man, who 
truly suffered, was crucified, dead, and buried, to reconcile 
his Father to us, and to be a sacrifice, not only for original 
guilt, but also for actual sins of man. 

III. Of the Resurrection of Christ 
^ 3. Christ did truly rise again from the dead, and took 
again his body, with all things appertaining to the perfec- 
tion of man's nature, wherewith he ascended into heaven, 
and there sitteth until he return to judge all men at the 
last day. l ! 

IV. Of the Holy Ghost 
V[ 4. The Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and 
the Son, is of one substance, majesty, and glory, with the 
Father and the Son, very and eternal God. 

V. Of the Sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures for Salvation 
\ 5. Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to 
salvation; so that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may 
be proved thereby, is not to be required of any man, that 
it should be believed as an article of the faith, or be thought 
requisite or necessary to salvation. In the name of the 
Holy Scripture, we do understand those canonical books 
of the Old and New Testament, of whose authority was 
never any doubt in the Church. 

Of the Names of the Canonical Books — Genesis, Exodus, 
Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 

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The First Book of Samuel, The Second Book of Samuel, The 
First Book of Kings, The Second Book of Kings, The First 
Book of Chronicles, The Second Book of Chronicles, The 
Book of Ezra, The Book of Nehemiah, The Book of Esther, 
The Book of Job, The Psalms, The Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, 
or the Preacher, Cantica, or Songs of Solomon, Four Proph- 
ets the Greater, Twelve Prophets the Less. 

All the Books of the New Testament, as they are com- 
monly received, we do receive and account canonical. 

VI. Of the Old Testament 
1| 6. The Old Testament is not contrary to the New; for 
both in the Old and New Testament everlasting life is of- 
fered to mankind by Christ, who is the only Mediator be- 
tween God and man, being both God and man. Wherefore 
they are not to be heard, who feign that the old fathers 
did look only for transitory promises. Although the law 
given from God by Moses, as touching ceremonies and rites, 
doth not bind Christians, nor ought the civil precepts there- 
of of necessity to be received in any commonwealth; yet, 
notwithstanding, no Christian whatsoever is free from the 
obedience of the commandments which are called moral. 

VII. Of Original or Birth Sin 
II 7. Original sin standeth not in the following of Adam 
(as the Pelagians do vainly talk) , but it is the corruption of 
the nature of every man, that naturally is engendered of 
the offspring of Adam, whereby man is very far gone from 
original righteousness, and of his own nature inclined to 
evil, and that continually. 

VIII. Of Free-Will 
^ 8. The condition of man after the fall of Adam is such, 
that he cannot turn and prepare himself by his own nat- 
ural strength and works to faith, and calling upon God: 
wherefore we have no power to do good works, pleasant and 
acceptable to God, without the grace of God by Christ pre- 
venting us, that we may have a good will, and working 
with us, when we have that good will. 

IX. Of the Justification of Man 
^ 9. We are accounted righteous before God, only for 
the merit of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, by faith, 
and not for our own works or deservings; wherefore, that 
we are justified by faith only, is a most wholesome doctrine, 
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X. Of Good Works 

^10. Although good works, which are the fruits of faith, 
and follow after justification, cannot put away our sins and 
endure the severity of God's judgment; yet are they pleas- 
ing and acceptable to God in Christ, and spring out of a 
true and lively faith, insomuch that by them a lively faith 
may be as evidently known, as a tree discerned by its fruit. 

XI. Of Works of Supererogation 
1[ 11. Voluntary works, besides, over and above God's 
commandments, which they call works of supererogation, 
cannot be taught without arrogancy and impiety. For by 
them men do declare. That they do not only render unto 
God as much as they are bound to do, but that they do 
more for his sake than of bounden duty is required : where- 
as Christ saith plainly, When ye have done all that is com- 
manded you, say. We are unprofitable servants. 

XII. Of Sin after Justification 
Tj 12. Not every sin, willingly committed after justifica- 
tion, is the sin against the Holy Ghost, and unpardonable. 
Wherefore the grant of repentance is not to be denied to 
such as fall into sin after justification; after we have re- 
ceived the Holy Ghost, we may depart from grace given, and 
fall into sin, and by the grace of God rise again, and amend 
our lives. And therefore they are to be condemned who 
say they can no more sin as long as they live here, or deny 
the place of forgiveness to such as truly repent. 

XIII. Of the Church 

^ 13. The visible Church of Christ is a congregation of 
faithful men, in the which the pure word of God is preached, 
and the sacraments duly administered according to Christ's 
ordinance, in all those things that of necessity are requisite 
to the same. 

XIV. Of Purgatory 

^ 14. The Romish doctrine concerning purgatory, par- 
dons, worshiping, and adoration, as well of images as of 
relics, and also invocation of saints, is a fond thing vainly 
invented, and grounded upon no warrant of Scripture, but 
repugnant to the word of God. 

XV. Of Speaking in the Congregation in such a Tongue as 
the People understand 
1[ 15. It is a thing plainly repugnant to the word of God, 
and the custom of the Primitive Church, to have public 



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prayer in the Church, or to minister the sacraments in a 
tongue not understood by the people. 

XVI. Of the Sacraments 

H 16. Sacraments ordained of Christ, are not only badges 
or tokens of Christian men's profession ; but rather they are 
certain signs of grace, and God's good will toward us, by 
the which he doth work invisibly in us, and doth not only 
quicken, but also strengthen and confirm our faith in him. 

There are two sacraments ordained of Christ our Lord 
in the Gospel; that is to say, Baptism and the Supper of 
the Lord. 

Those five commonly called sacraments; that is to say, 
Confirmation, Penance, Orders, Matrimony, and Extreme 
Unction, are not to be counted for Sacraments of the Gos- 
pel, being such as have partly grown out of the corrupt 
following of the apostles, and partly are states of life al- 
lowed in the Scriptures, but yet have not the like nature 
of Baptism and the Lord's Supper, because they have not 
any visible sign or ceremony ordained of God. 

The sacraments were not ordained of Christ to be gazed 
upon, or to be carried about; but that we should duly use 
them. And in such only as worthily receive the same, they 
have a wholesome effect or operation ; but they that receive 
them unworthily, purchase to themselves condemnation, 
as St. Paul saith. I Cor. 11 : 29. 

XVIL Of Baptism 

y\ 17. Baptism is not only a sign of profession and mark of 
difference, whereby Christians are distinguished from others 
that are not baptized ; but it is also a sign a regeneration, 
or the new birth. The baptism of young children is to be 
retained in the Church. 

XVIIL Of the Lord's Supper 

^ 18. The Supper of the Lord is not only a sign of the 
love that Christians ought to have among themselves one to 
another, but rather is a sacrament of our redemption by 
Christ's death : insomuch, that to such as rightly, worthily, 
and with faith receive the same, the bread which we break 
is a partaking of the body of Christ; and likewise the cup 
of blessing is a partaking of the blood of Christ. 

Transubstantiation, or the change of the substance of 
bread and wine in the Supper of the Lord, cannot be proved 
by Holy Writ ; but is repugnant to the plain words of Scrip- 
ture, overthroweth the nature of a sacrament, and hath 
given occasion to many superstitions. 



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The body of Christ is given, taken, and eaten in the Sup- 
per, only after an heavenly and spiritual manner. And the 
mean whereby the body of Christ is received and eaten in 
the Supper, is faith. 

The sacrament of the Lord's Supper was not by Christ's 
ordinance reserved, carried about, lifted up, or worshiped. 

XIX. Of Both Kinds 

^ 19. The cup of the Lord is not to be denied to the lay- 
people ; for both the parts of the Lord's Supper, by Christ's 
ordinance and commandment, ought to be administered to 
all Christians alike. 

XX. Of the One Oblation of Christ, finished upon the Cross 

^ 20. The offering of Christ once made, is that perfect 
redemption, propitiation, and satisfaction for all the sins 
of the whole world, both original and actual ; and there is 
none other satisfaction for sin but that alone. Wherefore, 
the sacrifice of masses, in which it is commonly said that the 
priest doth offer Christ for the quick and the dead, to have 
remission of pain or guilt, is a blasphemous fable, and dan- 
gerous deceit. 

XXL Of the Marriage of Ministers 

^ 21. The ministers of Christ are not commanded by God's 
law either to vow the estate of single life, or to abstain from 
marriage; therefore it is lawful for them, as for all other 
Christians, to marry at their own discretion, as they shall 
judge the same to serve best to godliness. 

XXIL Of the Rites and. Ceremonies of Churches 

^ 22. It is not necessary that rites and ceremonies should 
in all places be the same, or exactly alike ; for they have been 
always different, and may be changed according to the di- 
versity of countries, times, and men's manners, so that 
nothing be ordained against God's word. Whosoever, 
through his private judgment, willingly and purposely doth 
openly break the rites and ceremonies of the Church to 
which he belongs, which are not repugnant to the words of 
God, and are ordained and approved by common authority, 
ought to be rebuked openly, that others may fear to do the 
like, as one that offendeth against the common order of the 
Church, and woundeth the consciences of weak brethren. 

Every particular Church may ordain, change, or abolish 
rites and ceremonies, so that all things may be done to edi- 
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XXIII. Of the Rulers of the United States of America 

^ 23. The president, the congress, the general assemblies, 
the governor, and the councils of state, as the delegates of 
the people, are the rulers of the United States of America, 
according to the division of power made to them by the con- 
stitution of the United States, and by the constitutions of 
their respective states. And the said states are a sovereign 
and independent nation, and ought not to be subject to any 
foreign jurisdiction.* 

XXIV. Of Christian Men's Goods 

H 24. The riches and goods of Christians are not common 
as touching the right, title, and possession of the same, 
as some do falsely boast. Notwithstanding, every man 
ought, of such things as he possesseth, liberally to give 
alms to the poor according to his ability. 

XXV. Of a Christian Man's Oath 

^ 25. As we confess that vain and rash swearing is for- 
bidden Christian men by our Lord Jesus Christ and James 
his apostle; so we judge that the Christian religion doth 
not prohibit, but that a man may swear when the magistrate 
requireth, in a cause of faith and charity, so it be done ac- 
cording to the prophet's teaching, in justice, judgment, and 
truth. 



The following article is found in the Methodist Protestant 
Articles of Religion : 

Of Sanctification 

Sanctification is that renewal of our fallen nature by the 
Holy Ghost, received through faith in Jesus Christ, whose 
blood of atonement cleanseth from all sin ; whereby we are 
not only delivered from the guilt of sin, but are washed from 
its pollution, saved from its power, and are enabled, through 
grace, to love God with all our hearts and to walk in his 
holy commandments blameless. 

* The Twenty-Third Article of Religion in the Disciplines of all 
our Churches in foreign lands shall read: 

XXIII. Of the Duty of Ch'ristians to the Civil Authority. 

"It is the duty of all Christians, and especially of all Christian 
ministers, to observe and obey the laws and commands of the govern- 
ing or supreme authority of the country of which they are citizens or 
subjects, or in which they reside, and to use all laudable means to 
encourage and enjoin obedience to the powers that be." 



THE GENERAL RULES 

The Nature, Design, and General Rules of Our 
United Societies 

^ 31. In the latter end of the year 1739 eight or ten per- 
sons who appeared to be deeply convicted of sin, and earn- 
estly groaning for redemption, came to Mr. Wesley in Lon- 
don. They desired, as did two or three more the next day, 
that he would spend some time with them in prayer, and 
advise them how to flee from the wrath to come, which they 
saw continually hanging over their heads. That he might 
have more time for this great work, he appointed a day 
when they might all come together ; which from thencefor- 
ward they did every week, namely, on Thursday, in the 
evening. To these, and as many more as desired to join 
with them (for their number increased daily), he gave 
those advices from time to time which he judged most need- 
ful for them ; and they always concluded their meeting with 
prayer suited to their several necessities. 

y\ 32. This was the rise of the United Society, first in 
Europe, and then in America. Such a society is no other 
than "a company of men having the form and seeking the 
power of godliness, united in order to pray together, to re- 
ceive the word of exhortation, and to watch over one an- 
other in love, that they may help each other to work out 
their salvation." 

*\\ 33. That it may the more easily be discerned whether 
they are indeed working out their own salvation, each So- 
ciety is divided into smaller companies, called Classes, ac- 
cording to their respective places of abode. There are 
about twelve persons in a Class, one of whom is styled The 
Leader. It is his duty, 

1. To see each person in his Class once a week at least; 
in order, (1) To inquire how his soul prospers. (2) To 
advise, reprove, comfort, or exhort, as occasion may require. 
(3) To receive what he is willing to give toward the relief 
of the Preachers, Church, and poor. 

2. To meet the Ministers and the Stewards of the So- 
ciety once a week; in order, (1) To inform the Minister of 
any that are sick, or of any that walk disorderly and will 
not be reproved. (2) To pay the Stewards what he has re- 
ceived of his Class in the week preceding. 

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^ 34. There is only one condition previously required of 
those who desire admission into these Societies — "a desire 
to flee from the wrath to come, and to be saved from their 
sins." But wherever this is really fixed in the soul it will be 
shown by its fruits. 

^ 35. It is therefore expected of all who continue therein 
that they shall continue to evidence their desire of salvation. 

First : By doing no harm, by avoiding evil of every kind, 
especially that v/hich is most generally practiced ; such as, 

The taking of the name of God in vain. 

The profaning the day of the Lord, either by doing ordi- 
nary work therein or by buying or selling. 

Drunkenness, buying or selling spirituous liquors, or 
drinking them, unless in cases of extreme necessity. 

Slaveholding; buying or selling slaves. 

Fighting, quarreling, brawling, brother going to law with 
brother; returning evil for evil, or railing for railing; the 
using of many words in buying or selling. 

The buying or selling goods that have not paid the duty. 

The giving or taking of things on usury — that is, unlaw- 
ful interest. 

Uncharitable or unprofitable conversation; particularly 
speaking evil of Magistrates or of Ministers. 

Doing to others as we would not they should do unto us. 

Doing what we know is not for the glory of God, as : 
The putting on of gold and costly apparel. 
The taking such diversions as cannot be used in the 

name of the Lord Jesus. 
The singing those songs, or reading those books, which 
do not tend to the knowledge or love of God. 

Softness and needless self-indulgence. 

Laying up treasure upon earth. 

Borrowing without a probability of paying ; or taking up 
goods without a probability of paying for them. 

^ 36. It is expected of all who continue in these Societies 
that they shall continue to evidence their desire of salvation, 

Second : By doing good ; by being in every kind merciful 
after their power ; as they have opportunity, doing good of 
every possible sort, and, as far as possible, to all men : 

To their bodies, of the ability which God giveth, by giving 
food to the hungry, by clothing the naked, by visiting or 
helping them that are sick or in prison ; 

To their souls, by instructing, reproving, or exhorting all 
we have any intercourse with ; trampling under foot that 
enthusiastic doctrine, that "we are not to do good unless our 
hearts be free to it." 

By doing good, especially to them that are of the house- 



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hold of faith or groaning so to be; employing them pre- 
ferably to others ; buying one of another ; helping each other 
in business; and so much the more because the world will 
love its own and them only. 

By all possible diligence and frugality, that the Gospel 
be not blamed. 

By running with patience the race which is set before 
them, denying themselves, and taking up their cross daily ; 
submitting to bear the reproach of Christ, to be as the filth 
and off scouring of the world ; and looking that men should 
say all manner of evil of them falsely, for the Lord's sake. 

^ 37. It is expected of all who desire to continue in these 
Societies that they shall continue to evidence their desire 
of salvation. 

Third : by attending upon all the ordinances of God ; such 
are, 

The Public Worship of God. 

The Ministry of the Word, either read or expounded. 

The Supper of the Lord. 

Family and private Prayer. 

Searching the Scriptures. 

Fasting or Abstinence. 

II 38. These are the General Rules of our Societies ; all of 
which we are taught of God to observe, even in his written 
Word, which is the only rule, and the sufficient rule, both 
of our faith and practice. And all these we know his 
Spirit writes on truly awakened hearts. If there be any 
among us who observes them not, who habitually breaks 
any of them, let it be known unto them who watch over that 
soul as they who must give an account. We will admonish 
him of the error of his ways. We will bear with him for a 
season. But, if then he repent not, he hath no more place 
among us. We have delivered our own souls. 



REPORTS ADOPTED 



REPORTS OF GENERAL STANDING 
COMMITTEES * 

I. COMMITTEE ON CONFERENCES 

Report No. 1. Concerning First General Conference 

Calendar No. 2. Adopted May 1. See Journal, page 226. 

Membership of Committee, 135 ; present when report 
was adopted, 115; voting for adoption, 93; voting 
against adoption, 22. 

Your Committee on Conferences recommends that the 
first General Conference be convened on the last Wednesday 
in April, 1940. 

Report No. 2. Concerning First General Conference 
Calendar No. 3. Adopted May 1. See Journal, Page 226. 

Membership of Committee, 135 ; present when report 
was adopted, 114; voting for adoption, 114. 

Your Committee on Conferences recommends that the 
Council of Bishops be requested to nominate to the Uniting 
Conference a commission composed of one preacher and 
one layman from each Jurisdiction to determine the place 
of and make arrangements with the Local Committee for 
holding the first General Conference. 

Report No. 3. District Conferences 

Calendar No. 6. Adopted May 2. See Journal, Page 235. 

Membership of Committee, 135 ; present when report 
was adopted, 117; voting for adoption, 117. 

^ 169. A District Conference shall be held annually in 
each District if authorized by the Annual Conference. The 
District Superintendent shall preside. If the District Su- 
perintendent be absent, the District Conference is authorized 
to elect a Chairman. 

^ 170. A District Conference shall be composed of all the 
preachers, traveling, superannuated or retired, supernu- 
merary and local, the exhorters, Church School Superin- 

*The original reports of all General Standing Committees were 
signed by their respective Chairmen and Secretaries.^-EDITORS. 

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tendent from each Church in the charge, the District Stew- 
ards, District Trustees, the District Lay Leader and Asso- 
ciate Lay Leaders, the Charge Lay Leaders, the District 
Secretary or President of the Women's Organizations, the 
District Directors of Young People's Work, of Adult Work, 
of Children's Work, and such other persons as the Annual 
Conference may determine. 

\\ 171. Upon nomination of the District Board of Lay 
Activities in consultation with the District Superintendent, 
the District Conference shall elect a District Lay Leader 
and two Associate District Lay Leaders. The District Su- 
perintendent and the two remaining Lay Leaders shall have 
authority to fill vacancies occurring ad interim in the office 
of District and Associate District Lay Leaders. 

^ 172. The District Superintendent shall fix the date of 
the District Conference but the District Conference shall 
fix the place. Should it become necessary to change the 
place, the District Superintendent shall have authority to 
change it. The District Superintendent may call special 
sessions when necessity requires. 

^ 173. The District Conference shall inquire particularly 
into the condition of the several charges concerning: (1) 
Their spiritual state; (2) the missionary work of and in 
the Districts; (3) the Christian education work through 
the Church Schools, vacation schools, young people's organi- 
zations; (4) the women's work; (5) the support of the 
Church colleges and the attendance upon them; (6) the 
work done in and for the American Bible Society; (7) the 
lay activities and especially in behalf of benevolences and 
in promoting worship in unserved sections and communi- 
ties; (8) the work of and for our hospitals and homes; (9) 
the patronage of the Church papers and our Publishing 
Houses; (10) the candidates for the Ministry from the Dis- 
trict and aid in their preparation; (11) concerning the sup- 
port of the Church, its ministry and its benevolences and 
the financial systems that are being used. 

^ 174. The District Conference shall license proper per- 
sons to preach, when, in its judgment, their gifts, grace, 
and usefulness warrant. All votes to license shall be by 
ballot. It shall renew the licenses of Local Preachers when 
satisfied with their fitness, their usefulness, and their labors. 
Local preachers shall present to the Conference written 
reports of their work. Preachers on trial in all Annual 
Conferences are not subject to the District Conferences for 
the passage of character and the renewal of license. The 
District Conference may license a preacher in his absence, 
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H 175. The District Conference shall recommend to the 
Annual Conference suitable candidates for acceptance as 
Accepted Supply Pastors, for admission on trial, for Local 
Deacon's orders, for Local Elder's orders, for readmission 
into the traveling connection, for the restoration of Local 
Preacher's credentials. No person shall be recommended 
to the Annual Conference for admission on trial or for or- 
dination until he passes before a committee of three, to be 
appointed by the District Superintendent, an approved ex- 
amination in the prescribed course of study. All votes to 
recommend Preachers for admission on trial, for readmis- 
sion, for Deacon's or Elder's Orders, or for restoration of 
credentials shall be by ballot. No recommendation from 
a District Conference shall be valid after the session of the 
Annual Conference next following the grant of the recom- 
mendation. 

II 176. The District Conference upon the nomination of 
the District Superintendent, shall elect a Licensing Com- 
mittee of six or four. The District Superintendent shall fill 
any vacancy in the Committee. The Committee shall serve 
until the ensuing Annual Conference, It shall have the 
power, by unanimous vote, after thorough and satisfactory 
examination in the prescribed Course of Study, to license 
proper and duly recommended persons to preach, and to 
recommend proper persons for admission on trial or for 
readmission. The District Superintendent and the Secre- 
tary of the Licensing Committee shall furnish a certified 
record of the proceedings to the Secretary of the District 
Conference for record in the Journal. The District Super- 
intendent shall be a member and Chairman of this Com- 
mittee. 

M 177. Before the ballot for the license of an applicant 
is taken, either in the District Conference or Licensing 
Committee, he shall have agreed wholly to abstain from the 
use of tobacco. 

^ 178. The District Confei'ence may choose its own order 
of business provided that all the business committed to 
it is transacted. The Secretary duly elected shall keep an 
accurate record of the proceedings, and submit it to the 
Annual Conference for examination. 

Report No. 4. The General Conference 

Calendar No. 10. Adopted May 3. See Journal, Page 248. 

'Membership of Committee, 135 ; present when report 
was adopted, 94 ; voting for adoption, 94. 



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SECTION I. HOW COMPOSED 

^ 101. The General Conference shall be composed of one 
Ministerial Member for every seventy Ministerial Members 
of each Annual Conference and one additional Member for 
a majority fraction thereof, and an equal number of lay 
members, all of whom shall be elected by ballot and by a 
majority vote. Every Annual Conference shall be entitled 
to at least one Ministerial and one Lay Member. The Sec- 
retaries of the several Annual Conferences shall furnish 
certificates of election to the Delegates severally, and shall 
send a certificate of such election to the Secretary of the 
preceding General Conference immediately after the ad- 
journment of said Annual Conference. 

SECTION II. ELECTION OF DELEGATES 

^ 102. The Ministerial Delegates and Alternates to the 
General Conference shall be elected by ballot by the min- 
isterial members of the Annual Conference; provided that 
such Delegates shall have been traveling preachers in the 
constituent Churches forming this union, or in The Meth- 
odist Church, for at least four years next preceding their 
election and are in full connection with the Annual Con- 
ference electing them when elected and at the time of hold- 
ing the General Conference. The lay Delegates and Alter- 
nates to the General Conference shall be elected by ballot 
by the Lay Members of the Annual Conference, jwovided 
that such delegates be at least twenty-five years of age and 
shall have been members of the constituent Churches form- 
ing this union, or of The Methodist Church, for at least four 
years next preceding their election, and are members there- 
of within the Annual Conference electing them at the time 
of holding the General Conference. The election of Dele- 
gates by ballot shall be held at the session of the Annual 
Conference immediately preceding the General Conference. 

SECTION III. RULES 

^ 103. When the General Conference is in session it shall 
require the presence of a majority of the whole number of 
Delegates to the General Conference to constitute a quorum 
for the transaction of business ; but a less number may take 
a recess or adjourn from day to day in order to secure a 
quorum, and at the final session may approve the Journal, 
order the record of the roll call, and adjourn si7ie die. 

^ 104. The Ministerial and Lay Members shall deliberate 
as one body. They shall vote as one body; but a separate 
vote shall be taken on any question when requested by one 



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third of either order of Delegates present and voting. In 
all cases of separate voting it shall require the concurrence 
of a majority of each order to adopt the proposed measure. 
However, in the case of changes in the Constitution a vote 
of two thirds of the General Conference as provided in the 
Plan of Union shall be required. 

^ 105. The General Conference shall determine the man- 
ner by which the Jurisdictional Conferences shall elect their 
representatives on the General Boards. 

H 106. The General Conference shall establish the basis 
for the election of Delegates to the Central Conference. It 
may change the number and boundaries of the General Con- 
ferences. 

^ 107. The Council of Bishops by two-thirds majority 
vote or two-thirds of all the Annual Conferences by a ma- 
jority vote of each Conference shall have the power to call 
at any time an extra session of the General Conference to 
be held at such time as the Council of Bishops may choose 
and at such place as a committee chosen by the Council of 
Bishops may fix. The General Conference thus called shall 
be composed of the Delegates elected to the preceding Gen- 
eral Conference, except when an Annual Conference shall 
prefer to have a new election. 

SECTION IV. GENERAL CONFERENCE POWERS 

^ 108. The following are the rules and regulations as to 
the composition and the powers of the General Conference 
as given in the Plan of Union : 

Article 1. The General Conference shall be composed 
of not less than 600 nor more than 800 Delegates, one half 
of whom shall be Ministers and one half Lay Members, 
to be elected by the Annual Conferences. 

Art. 2. The General Conference shall meet in the month 
of April or May once in four years, beginning with such 
year, and at such place as shall be fixed by the Uniting 
Conference, and thereafter at such time and in such place as 
shall be determined by the General Conference or by its 
duly authorized committees. 

Art. 3. The General Conference shall fix the ratio of 
representation in the General, Jurisdictional and Central 
Conferences from the Annual Conferences, with the total 
ministerial membership in the Annual Conference as a 
basis; provided that each Annual Conference shall be en- 
titled to at least one Ministerial and one Lay Delegate in 
the General Conference and also in the Jurisdictional or 
Central Conference. 



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Art. 4. The General Conference shall have full legisla- 
tive power over all matters distinctively connectional, and 
in the exercise of said power shall have authority as follows : 

1. To define and fix the conditions, privileges, and duties 
of Church membership. 

2. To define and fix the qualifications and duties of Elders, 
Deacons, Supply Preachers, Local Preachers, Exhorters, 
and Deaconesses. 

3. To define and fix the powers and duties of Annual 
Conferences, Mission Conferences, and Missions, and of 
District, Quarterly, and Church Conferences. 

4. To provide for the organization, promotion, and ad- 
ministration of the work of the Church outside of the United 
States of America. 

5. To define and fix the powers, duties, and privileges 
of the Episcopacy; to adopt a plan for the support of the 
Bishops, to provide a uniform rule for their superannuation, 
and to provide for the discontinuance of a Bishop because 
of inefficiency or unacceptability. 

6. To provide and revise the Hymnal and Ritual of the 
Church and to regulate all matters relating to the form and 
mode of wors?iip, subject to the limitations of the First 
Restrictive Rule. 

7. To provide a Judicial system and a method of Judicial 
procedure for the Church, except as herein otherwise pre- 
scribed. 

8. To initiate and to direct all connectional enterprises 
of the Church, such as publishing, evangelistic, education, 
missionary, and benevolent, and to provide boards for their 
promotion and administration. 

9. To determine and provide for raising the funds nec- 
essary to carry on the connectional work of the Church. 

10. To fix a uniform basis upon which Bishops shall be 
elected by the Jurisdictional Conferences and to determine 
the number of Bishops that may be elected by Central Con- 
ferences. 

11. To select its presiding officers from the Bishops, 
through a committee, provided that the Bishops shall select 
from their own number the president for the opening ses- 
sion. 

12. To change the number and the boundaries of Juris- 
dictional Conferences upon the consent of a majority of the 
Annual Conferences in each Jurisdictional Conference in- 
volved, 

13. To establish such commissions for the general work 
of the Church as may be deemed advisable. 

14. To enact such other legislation as may be necessary, 



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subject to the limitations and restrictions of the Constitu- 
tion of the Church. 

SECTION V. RESTRICTIVE RULES 

^ 109. The General Conference shall not revoke, alter, or 
change our Articles of Religion, or establish any new 
standards or rules of doctrine contrary to our present ex- 
isting and established standards of doctrine. 

^110. The General Conference shall not change or alter 
any part or rules of our government so as to do away with 
Episcopacy, or destroy the plan of our itinerant General 
Superintendency. 

II 111. The General Conference shall not do away the 
privileges of our Ministers or Preachers of trial by a com- 
mittee and of an appeal: neither shall it do away the privi- 
leges of our members of trial before the Church, or by a 
committee, and of an appeal. 

T[ 112. The General Conference shall not revoke or change 
the General Rules of the United Societies. 

H 113. The General Conference shall not appropriate the 
produce of the Publishing House, the Book Concern, or the 
Chartered Fund to any purpose other than for the benefit 
of the traveling, supernumerary, superannuated and worn- 
out preachers, their wives, widows, and children. 

SECTION ^^[. AMENDMENTS 

U 114. Amendments to the Constitution may originate 
in either the General Conference or an Annual Conference. 

T[ 115. Amendments to the Constitution shall be made 
upon a two-thirds majority of the General Conference pres- 
ent and voting and a two-thirds majority of all the members 
of the several Annual Conferences present and voting, ex- 
cept in the case of the First Restrictive Rule, which shall re- 
quire a three-fourths majority of all the members of the 
Annual Conferences present and voting. The vote, after 
being completed, shall be canvassed by the Council of 
Bishops and the amendment voted upon shall become effec- 
tive upon their announcement of its having received the 
required majority. 

^116. A Jurisdictional Conference may by a majority 
vote propose changes in the Constitution of the Church, and 
such proposed changes shall be submitted to the next Gen- 
eral Conference. If the General Conference adopts the 
measure by a two-thirds vote, it shall be submitted to the 
Annual Conferences according to the provision for amend- 
ments. 



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Report No. 5. Quarterly Conferences 

CaleMar No. 25. Adopted May 4- See Journal, Page 263. 

Membership of Committee, 135 ; present when report 
was adopted, 92 ; voting- for adoption, 89. 

^ 178, Article 1. A Quarterly Conference shall be or- 
ganized in each Pastoral Charge. 

Art. 2. The Quarterly Conference shall be composed of 
all traveling, supernumerary, and superannuated or Retired 
Preachers, residing within the Circuit or Charge; all Local 
Preachers, exhorters. Deaconesses, class leaders and sec- 
retaries of the Annual Meetings, stewards, trustees, finan- 
cial Secretaries, and Treasurers of the local churches; su- 
perintendents of Church Schools ; Presidents of Young Peo- 
ple's Divisions, Epworth Leagues, Christian Endeavors, 
and kindred organizations; Woman's Missionary Societies, 
Ladies' Aid Societies, Deaconess Circles, and Brotherhoods ; 
Directors of Christian Education, Social and Recreational 
Life, and Golden Cross; Chairmen of Missionary Commit- 
tees, and of the Local Church Boards of Education; Sec- 
retaries of Good Literature ; and presidents or superintend- 
ents of other organizations which are approved by the Quar- 
terly Conference for membership therein ; iwovided that all 
members of the Quarterly Conference shall be members 
of The Methodist Church. 

If 179. The District Superintendent or an Elder desig- 
nated by him shall preside. In the absence of the District 
Superintendent or the designated Elder, the Pastor shall 
preside. The District Superintendent shall fix the time for 
the meeting of the Quarterly Conference, but the Confer- 
ence may appoint the place. The District Superintendent 
and the Pastor shall have authority to change the place, and 
also to call special sessions of the Quarterly Conference. 
Quarterly Conferences for two or more Pastoral Charges 
may be held at the same time and place. 

^ 180. There shall be held on each charge a First and 
Fourth Quarterly Conference. The Second and Third Quar- 
terly Conferences shall be held at the discretion of the Dis- 
trict Superintendent. A Recording Steward shall be elect- 
ed, who shall keep an accurate and permanent record of the 
proceedings and shall be the custodian of all records and 
reports. A Secretary shall be elected for each meeting 
who, with the President, shall sign the proceedings and 
transmit them to the Recording Steward. 

1j 181. The Quarterly Conference shall have the following 
powers, duties, and responsibilities: 



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Article 1. To elect the stewards for the Circuit, Station, 
or Mission, on nomination of the Pastor, or on nomination 
of a committee of which the Pastor shall be the chairman, 
as the Quarterly Conference may direct, and to provide 
for the election of trustees in accordance with provisions 
hereinafter set forth; and to elect a District Steward on 
nomination of a committee of which the District Superin- 
tendent shall be a member. 

Art. 2. To arrange for the election of church officers by 
vote of the Church membership, whenever the sentiment of 
the Church or Charge is evidently in favor of this process, 
by calling a Church Conference for this purpose, giving 
notice of not less than ten days. 

Art. 3. To elect, or confirm the election of, a superin- 
tendent or superintendents of Church Schools, as provided 
in H 1135 of this Discipline. 

Art. 4. To elect such Standing Committees for the Charge 
as may be ordered by the General, Jurisdictional, or Cen- 
tral Conference, or by its own action in harmony with the 
Discipline. 

Art. 5. To elect or provide for the election of other of- 
ficers as provided in Section 10, Article 2, of the Plan of 
Union. "Unless the General Conference shall order other- 
wise the officers of the Church or Churches constituting a 
Pastoral Charge shall be elected by the Quarterly Conference 
or by the members of said Church or Churches at a meet- 
ing called for that purpose, as may be arranged by the Quar- 
terly Conference, unless the election is otherwise required 
by local Church charters or state laws." 

Art. 6. To elect annually or quadrennially, as the An- 
nual Conference may determine, one Lay Delegate and one 
reserve Lay Delegate, to the Annual Conference; provided, 
that the Lay Delegate and the reserve Lay Delegate to 
the Annual Conference maj^ be elected by the Annual Meet- 
ing of the church or charge where the Quarterly Confer- 
ence so directs. 

Art. 7. To recommend by ballot proper persons to the 
District Conference for license to preach, when in its judg- 
ment their gifts, graces, and usefulness will warrant; and 
in case no District Conference is authorized by the Annual 
Conference, to license such person to preach. 

Art. 8. To recommend the restoration of credentials by 
the Annual Conference to a Preacher who has surrendered 
his credentials, should he give satisfactory evidence to the 
Conference of his amendment or innocense, and procure a 
certificate of the Quarterly Conference of the Charge in 
which he resides, or of the Annual Conference that admitted 



The Methodist Church 429 

him on trial, recommending their restoration by the An- 
nual Conference to which he surrendered his credentials. 

Art. 9. To license proper persons to exhort and to in- 
quire annually into the gifts, labors, and usefulness of each 
exhorter on the Circuit, Station, or Mission. 

Art. 10. To supervise and promote the financial interests 
of the Pastoral Charge, particularly for the support of the 
ministry, the payment of benevolences, the prompt dis- 
charge of financial obligations for the building, repair, and 
general physical conditions of the Church houses and par- 
sonages of the Pastoral Charge. 

Art. 11. To accept or reject any conveyance, gift, dona- 
tion, legacy, bequest, or devise, for the benefit of any Church 
under its jurisdiction, or for the whole Charge. 

Art. 12. To appoint at the Fourth Quarterly Conference a 
committee to examine and audit the books of the Church 
treasurers, and make a written report to the first Quarterly 
Conference following, as to whether they have been accu- 
rately kept. 

Art. 13. To promote all the spiritual as well as temporal 
interests of the Church — evangelistic, educational, mission- 
ary and benevolent. 

Tj 182. The Order of Business in the Quarterly Conference 
shall be such as is necessary to take care of the business 
committed to its charge. A printed Order of Business cov- 
ering the items referred by this Uniting Conference or any 
subsequent General Conference to the Quarterly Conference 
shall be printed by the Publishing House. 

If the observation of this complete Order of Business is 
likely to protract a session beyond a reasonable limit, the 
Chairman may select the more important matters and bring 
them forward. 

Report No. 6. Concerning First General Conference 

Calendar No. 31. Adopted May 8. See Journal, Page 299. 

Membership of Committee, 135 ; present when report 
was adopted, 86; voting for adoption, 86. 

In accord with Section 11, ^ 6 of the Plan of Organiza- 
tion which reads, "The Secretary and the Associate Secre- 
taries shall continue in office until the meeting of the first 
General Conference of The Methodist Church, performing 
such duties as may be assigned them." Be It Resolved: (1) 
That the Secretary of the Uniting Conference is appointed, 
authorized and instructed to prepare and call the roll of 
members of the first General Conference of The Method- 
ist Church to be held in 1940. 



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(2) That all memorials, petitions, resolutions, and mis- 
cellaneous papers relating to or addressed to the first Gen- 
eral Conference of The Methodist Church shall be mailed 
to the Secretary of the Uniting Conference not later than 
ten days preceding the convening of the first General Con- 
ference, and thereafter all such memorials, petitions, reso- 
lutions, and miscellaneous papers shall be mailed to the 
Secretary of the Uniting Conference at the seat of the Gen- 
eral Conference for purposes of classification and reference 
to the Standing Committees of the General Conference. 

(3) That the Treasurer of the General Conference is 
authorized to pay the necessary expense of the Secretary 
of the Uniting Conference in carrying out the provisions 
of this paper and in making necessary preparation for the 
secretarial work of the first General Conference. 

(4) That the Committee on Rules of Order of this Unit- 
ing Conference be continued and instructed to prepare 
and submit to the 1940 General Conference rules for the 
conduct of the business of that Conference, and to publish 
the same in the Church Press at least thirty days before 
the convening of the said Conference. 

Report No. 7. Church Conferences 
Calendar No. 32. Adopted May 8. See Journal, Page 303. 

Membership of Committee, 135 ; present when report 
was adopted, 74; voting for adoption, 72; voting 
against adoption, 2. 

A Church Conference may be held in every Local Church, 
composed of the members of the Church who are eighteen 
years of age or over, as frequently as the work of the 
Church may require. The Conference shall be called by 
the Pastor. The Pastor or, in his absence, a chairman 
elected by the body shall preside. The Conference may 
act on such matters as are referred to it by the Quarterly 
Conference, may review the work of the Church and adopt 
plans for its promotion, subject to the Discipline of The 
Methodist Church, to such limitations and provisions as 
are committed to the Quarterly Conference, and the Official 
Board or the Board of Stewards. The Secretary of the 
Church Conference shall present for inspection to the last 
Quarterly Conference of the year the records of the Church 
Conference. The Secretary of the Church Conference shall 
be a member of the Quarterly Conference. 



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Report No. 8. Jurisdictional Conferences 
Calendar No. 37. Adopted May 8. See Journal, Page 312. 

Membership of Committee, 135 ; present when report 
was adopted, 112; voting for adoption, 111. 

SECTION I. authorization 

^ 117. All Jurisdictional Conferences shall have the same 
status and the same privileges of action within the limits 
fixed by the Plan of Union. 

*\\ 118. The Jurisdictional Conference shall be composed 
of one Ministerial Delegate for every thirty Ministerial 
Members of each Annual Conference, or major fraction 
thereof, and an equal number of Lay Delegates, provided 
that no Annual Conference shall be denied the privilege 
of two Delegates, one Lay and one Ministerial. 

% 119. The Ministerial Delegates shall be elected by bal- 
lot by the Ministerial Members of the Annual Conference, 
provided that such delegates shall have been Traveling 
Preachers in the constituent Churches forming this union, 
or of The Methodist Church, for at least four years next 
preceding their election, and are in full connection with the 
Annual Conference electing them when elected and at the 
time of holding the General and Jurisdictional Conferences. 

11 120. The Lay Delegates shall be elected by ballot by the 
Lay Members of the Annual Conference ; provided that such 
delegates be at least twenty-five years of age, and shall 
have been members of the constituent Churches forming this 
union, or of The Methodist Church, for at least four years 
next preceding their election, and are members thereof 
within the Annual Conference electing them. 

^121. The Ministers and Lay Delegates shall deliberate 
in one body. 

^ 122. Each Jurisdictional Conference shall meet within 
the twelve months succeeding the meeting of the General 
Conference at such time and place as shall have been de- 
termined by the preceding Jurisdictional Conference, or by 
its properly constituted committee. 

[Note: The first meeting of each Jurisdictional Confer- 
ence after the General Conference shall be called by the 
Council of Bishops at a date fixed by them and at a place 
selected by a Committee on Entertainment appointed by 
them.] 

![ 123. The Jurisdictional Conference shall adopt its own 
procedure, rules, and plan of organization, except at all 
times when the Conference is met, it shall take a majority 
of the whole number of delegates elected to make a quorum 



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for the transaction of business. But a less number may 
take a recess or adjourn from day to day, and at the final 
session may approve the Journal and order the record 
of the roll call and adjourn sine die. 

^ 124. The Jurisdictional Conference shall provide for 
the expenses of its sessions. 

^ 125. The Bishops of a Jurisdictional Conference, by 
a two-thirds vote, shall have authority to call a special 
session of the Conference when necessary. A called ses- 
sion cannot transact any other business than that indicated 
in the call. 

H 126. The Jurisdictional Conference shall be presided 
over by the Bishops of the Jurisdiction, except as provided 
for in Division Three, Article V, of the Plan of Union gov- 
erning episcopal administration. In case no Bishop of the 
Jurisdiction is present, the Conference may elect a Presi- 
dent from the Ministerial Delegates. 

^ 127. A Bishop elected by or administering in a Juris- 
dictional Conference shall be amenable for his conduct to 
his Jurisdictional Conference. Any Bishop shall have the 
right of appeal to the Judicial Council. 

II 128. The Jurisdictional Conference shall elect a Stand- 
ing Committee on Episcopacy, to consist of one Ministerial 
and one Lay Delegate from each Annual Conference. The 
said Committee shall review the work of the Bishops, pass 
on their character and official administration, and report to 
the Jurisdictional Conference its findings for such action 
as the Conference may deem appropriate within its con- 
stitutional warrant of power. The said Committee shall 
recommend to the Jurisdictional Conference the assign- 
ments of the said Bishops to their respective residences, 
and may make recommendations to the Bishops of its Juris- 
diction concerning the formation of the Episcopal Areas 
within its Jurisdiction. 

^ 129. The Jurisdictional Conferences shall have the fol- 
lowing powers and duties and such others as may be con- 
ferred by the General Conference : 

1. To promote the evangelistic, educational, missionary, 
and benevolent interests of the Church, and to provide for 
interests and institutions within their boundaries. 

2. To elect Bishops and to co-operate in carrying out such 
plans for their support as may be determined by the Gen- 
eral Conference. 

3. To establish and constitute Jurisdictional Conference 
Boards as auxiliary to the General Boards of the Church as 
the need may appear, and to choose their representatives on 



The Methodist Church 433 

the General Boards in such manner as the General Con- 
ference may determine. 

4. To determine the boundaries of their Annual Confer- 
ences, provided that there shall be no Annual Conference 
with a membership of fewer than fifty Ministers in full 
connection, except by the consent of the General Conference. 

5. To make rules and regulations for the administration 
of the work of the Church within the Jurisdiction, subject 
to such powers as have been or shall be vested in the Gen- 
eral Conference. 

6. To appoint a Committee on Appeals to hear and de- 
termine the appeal of a Traveling Preacher of that Juris- 
diction from the decision of a trial committee. 

^ 130. The Jurisdictional Conference shall have author- 
ity to examine and acknowledge the Journals of the An- 
nual Conferences within their bounds, and shall make such 
rules for the drawing up of the Journals as may seem nec- 
essary. 

T! 131. The Jurisdictional Conference shall keep an of- 
ficial Journal of their proceedings, duly signed by the Sec- 
retary and President, the same to be sent for examination 
to the ensuing General Conference. 

SECTION II. JURISDICTIONAL BOUNDARIES 

11132. The Methodist Church in the United States of 
America shall have Jurisdictional Conferences constituted 
as follows: 

Northeastern: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massa- 
chusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsyl- 
vania, New Jersey, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, 
District of Columbia, Puerto Rico. 

Southeastern: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, 
Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missis- 
sippi, Cuba. 

Central: The Negro Annual Conferences, the Negro Mis- 
sion Conferences and Missions in the United States of 
America. 

North Central: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wiscon- 
sin, Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota. 

South Central: Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, 
Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico. 

Western: Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California, Ne- 
vada, Utah, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Alaska, 
Hawaiian Islands. 

11 133. Changes in the number, names, and boundaries 
of the Jurisdictional Conferences may be effected by the 
General Conference upon the consent of a majority of the 



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Annual Conferences of each of the Jurisdictional Confer- 
ences involved. 

^ 134. Changes in the number, names, and boundaries 
of the Annual Conferences may be effected by the Juris- 
dictional Conferences in the United States according to the 
powers vested in the Jurisdictional Conference. 

!1 135. The Jurisdictional Conference shall not alienate 
any property or institution, or the proceeds derived from 
the sale or transfer of any property or institution from 
The Methodist Church, nor shall the Jurisdictional Confer- 
ences of any of its Boards involve the General Conference 
Boards or any other organization of the Church in any finan- 
cial obligation without the official approval of said Board 
or organization. 

t[ 136. When property rights are involved by the change 
of boundary lines of Annual Conferences within the Juris- 
diction, the Jurisdictional Conference shall constitute a 
Committee of Arbitration to adjust all claims and make final 
settlement of the same. In case of inter-Jurisdictional con- 
flicts, the said committee shall act with a like committee 
from each of the other Jurisdictions involved, to reach a 
proper settlement. 

^ 137. No invested funds, fiduciary trusts, or property 
acquired by bequest, donation, or otherwise, for specific 
objects within the boundaries of an Annual Conference or 
Conferences may be diverted to other purposes except by 
the consent of the Annual Conference or Conferences in- 
volved and with the consent of the Jurisdictional Conference 
or Conferences concerned, and civil-court approval where 
necessary; provided that local churches possessing such 
funds or property shall not be required to obtain the con- 
sent of the Jurisdictional Conferences. The same rule shall 
apply to similar funds or properties acquired by the Juris- 
dictional Conferences for work specifically Jurisdictional 
in its scope. In such cases the Jurisdictional Conference 
shall determine the disposition of the interests involved, 
subject to an appeal to the Judicial Council. 



(Note: See Report No. 20 of the Committee on Enabling Acts 
and Legal Forms concerning ^1[ 135, 136, and 137 of the above Re- 
port.) 

Report No. 9. Central Conferences 

Calendar No. 44. Adopted May 8. See Journal, Page 323. 

Membership of Committee, 135 ; present when report 
was adopted, 88; voting for adoption, 88. 



The Methodist Church 435 

SECTION I. AUTHORIZATION 

^ 142. In territory outside the United States of America, 
Annual Conferences, Mission Conferences, and Missions in 
such numbers as the General Conference by a two-thirds 
vote shall determine may be organized by the General Con- 
ference into Central Conferences or Provisional Central 
Conferences with such duties, privileges, and powers as the 
General Conference by a two-thirds vote shall prescribe. 

SECTION II. CENTRAL CONFERENCE BISHOPS 

^ 143. The Central Conferences shall elect Bishops, in 
the number determined by the General Conference, whose 
Episcopal supervision shall be within the territory included 
in the Central Conference by which they have been elected, 
subject to such other conditions as the General Conference 
shall prescribe; provided, however, that a Bishop elected 
by one Central Conference may exercise Episcopal super- 
vision in another Central Conference when so requested by 
such other Central Conference. 

Tj 144. A Bishop elected by a Central Conference shall 
be constituted by the election of the Central Conference, 
and then consecrated by the laying on of hands of three 
Bishops, or at least of one Bishop and two Elders. 

^ 145. A Bishop elected by a Central Conference shall 
have, within the bounds of the Central Conference by which 
he is elected or within which he is administering, authority 
similar to that exercised by Bishops elected by or admin- 
istering in a Jurisdictional Conference. He shall also be 
subject to the same rules and regulations for retirement, 
trial, and appeal as apply in the case of Bishops elected 
by or administering in a Jurisdictional Conference. 

II 146. A Bishop elected by a Central Conference shall 
have the status, rights, and duties within his territory of 
a Bishop elected by or functioning in a Jurisdictional Con- 
ference. A Bishop elected by a Central Conference shall 
have membership in the General Council of Bishops and 
shall have the privilege of full participation with vote in 
the meetings of the Council, whenever the interest of his 
Central Conference or the interests common to all Central 
Conferences are involved. Attendance upon the annual 
meetings of the General Council of Bishops by Bishops 
elected by Central Conferences shall be left to the option of 
the Bishops in each Central Conference. 

1j 147. A Bishop elected by a Central Conference shall 
be amenable to the Central Conference, with right of appeal 
to the Judicial Council. 



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SECTION III. ORGANIZATION OF CENTRAL CONFERENCES 

^ 148, (1) There shall be such Central Conferences as 
are hereinafter authorized ; or shall be hereafter authorized 
by the General Conference, or as may develop from author- 
ized Provisional Central Conferences as set forth in Sec- 
tion III (9). They shall have the privileges and powers 
as hereinafter set forth, provided that a Central Conference 
shall have at least a total of twenty Ministerial and twenty 
Lay Delegates on the basis of representation as set forth in 
Item (2) hereof: except that in cases wherein reasons 
may be deemed sufficient by the General Conference, said 
General Conference may fix a different number. 

(2) The Central Conferences shall be composed of Min- 
isterial Members elected by Ministers and Lay Members 
elected by Laymen, in equal numbers, chosen in such man- 
ner and with such qualifications as the Central Conference 
shall itself determine. Each Annual Conference and Mis- 
sion Conference shall be entitled to at least tw^o Ministerial 
and two Lay Delegates and no other selection of Delegates 
shall be authorized which would provide for more than one 
Ministerial Delegate for every six Ministerial Members 
of an Annual Conference or Mission Conference, except 
that a majority of the number fixed by a Central Confer- 
ence as the ratio of representation shall entitle an Annual 
Conference or Mission Conference to an additional Minis- 
terial Delegate, and to an additional Lay Delegate. A Mis- 
sion is authorized to elect and send one of its members to 
the Central Conference concerned as the representative 
of the Mission, said representative to be accorded the privi- 
lege of sitting with the Committees of the Central Confer- 
ence, wuth the right to speak in the Committees, or in the 
regular sessions of the Central Conference, but without 
the right to vote. The representatives of the Mission shall 
have the same claim for payment of expenses as is allowed 
to members of the Central Conference. 

(3) The first meeting of a Central Conference shall be 
called b}^ the Bishop or Bishops in charge, at such time 
and place as he or they may select, to which members of 
the Annual Conferences, Mission Conferences, and Missions 
concerned shall be elected on the basis of representation 
in accordance with ^ 148 (2). The time and place of fu- 
ture meetings shall be determined by the Central Confer- 
ence. 

(4) Each Central Conference shall meet within the year 
succeeding the session of the General Conference of The 
Methodist Church at such time and place as the Central 



The Methodist Church 437 

Conference itself or its Bishops may determine. The ses- 
sions of said Conference shall be presided over by the Bish- 
ops. In case no Bishop be present, the Conference shall 
elect a temporary president from among its own members. 
The Bishops resident in a Central Conference, or a majority 
of them, with the concurrence of the Executive Commit- 
tee or other authorized Committee shall have the authority 
to call an extra session of the Central Conference to be held 
at the time and place designated by them. 

(5) The Council of Bishops may assign one of their 
number to visit any Central Conference. When so assigned, 
the Bishop shall be an accredited representative of the 
general Church; and when requested by the Bishops resi- 
dent in that Central Conference may exercise therein the 
functions of the Episcopacy, 

(6) The presiding officer of the Central Conference shall 
decide questions of order, subject to an appeal to the Cen- 
tral Conference, and he shall decide questions of law sub- 
ject to an appeal to the Judicial Council ; but questions re- 
lating to the interpretation of the rules and regulations 
made by the Central Conference for the governing of its own 
sessions shall be decided by the Central Conference. 

(7) Central Conferences shall maintain a co-operative 
and consulative relationship through duly continued Ex- 
ecutive Committees, Executive Boards, or Councils of Co- 
operation with the Board of Missions and Church Extension 
authorized by the General Conference which have work 
within the bounds of said Central Conferences, but the legal 
distinction between the Board of Missions and Church Ex- 
tension and the organized Church on the field shall always 
be kept clear. 

(8) The Journal of the proceedings of a Central Con- 
ference, duly signed by the President and Secretary, shall 
be sent for examination to the General Conference. 

(9) Provisional Central Conference may become a Cen- 
tral Conference upon the fulfillment of the necessary re- 
quirements. Section III (1), and upon the authorization of 
the General Conference. 

SECTION IV. CENTRAL CONFERENCE POWERS 

^ 149, (1) To a Central Conference shall be committed 
for supervision and promotion, in harmony with the Dis- 
cipline and interdenominational contractual agreements, the 
missionary, educational, evangelistic, industrial, publish- 
ing, medical, and other connectional interests of the An- 
nual Conferences, Mission Conferences, and Missions with- 
in its territory, and such other matters as may be referred 



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to it by said bodies, or by order of the General Conference; 
and it shall provide suitable organizations for such work 
and elect the necessary officers for the same. A Central 
Conference, however, may not enter upon such work out- 
side its borders without first consulting the Board of Mis- 
sions and Church Extension and securing their approval. 

(2) A Central Conference, when authorized by a specific 
enabling act of the General Conference, may elect one or 
more Bishops from among the traveling elders of The Meth- 
odist Church. The number of Bishops to be elected by each 
Central Conference shall be determined from time to time 
by the General Conference. 

(3) When a Central Conference shall have been author- 
ized to elect Bishops, such elections shall be conducted under 
the same general procedure as prevails in the Jurisdictional 
Conferences for the election of Bishops. 

A Central Conference shall have power to fix the tenure 
of Bishops elected by the said Central Conference, provided 
that such tenure shall not be for a term longer than that 
in force at the time of Bishops elected by the Jurisdictional 
Conferences. 

(4) The amount of support and all other allowances 
(including office, house rent, travel, retirement allowances, 
and provisions for health and education of children) for 
Bishops elected by the Central Conferences shall be fixed 
by the Committee administering the General Episcopal 
Fund, after consultation with representatives of the Epis- 
copal Fund Committees of the various Central Conferences 
and with the Bishops whose cases are under consideration. 
These amounts shall be paid from the General Episcopal 
Fund, according to the regulations adopted by the General 
Conference. A Central Conference shall co-operate in 
building up the General Episcopal Fund by seeing that the 
amounts for this purpose apportioned to the Annual Con- 
ferences within its bounds (on the same ratio basis as pre- 
vails for the Annual Conferences in the Jurisdictional (Con- 
ferences) are raised. 

(5) A Central Conference, in consultation with the 
Bishops of that Central Conference, shall fix the Episcopal 
areas and residences and make assignments to them of the 
Bishops who are to reside in that Central Conference. The 
Bishops of a Central Conference shall arrange the plan of 
Episcopal visitation within its bounds. 

The Secretary of a Central Conference, where one or 
more Bishops have been chosen, shall report to the Secre- 
tary of the (jeneral Conference the names of the Bishop or 



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Bishops and the residences to which they have been assigned 
by the Central Conference. 

(6) Subject to the approval of the Bishops resident in a 
Central Conference, a Central Conference shall have the 
power to prescribe Courses of Study, including those in the 
vernaculars, for its Ministry both foreign and indigenous, 
including Local Preachers, Exhorters, Bible Women, Dea- 
conesses, Teachers, both male and female, and all other 
workers whatsoever, ordained or lay. It shall also make 
rules and regulations for examinations in these courses. 

(7) A Central Conference shall have power to make such 
changes and adaptions as the peculiar conditions on the 
fields concerned require, regarding Church membership, 
special advices, worship, and the Ministry within its terri- 
tory, and shall have power to decide the official status and 
ordination of women ; provided that no action shall be taken 
which is contrary to the general book of Discipline of The 
Methodist Church. 

(8) A Central Conference shall have the authority to 
change the provisions for the ordination of Ministers in 
such way that the ordination of an Elder may follow his 
ordination as Deacon after one year. 

(9) A Central Conference shall have the power to con- 
form the detailed rules, rites, and ceremonies for the sol- 
emnization of marriage, to the statute laws of the country 
or countries within its Jurisdiction. 

(10) A Central Conference is authorized to prepare and 
translate simplified or adapted forms of such parts of the 
Ritual as it may deem necessary; such changes to receive 
the approval of the Resident Bishop or Bishops of the Cen- 
tral Conference. 

(11) A Central Conference shall have authority to edit 
and publish a Central Conference Discipline which shall 
contain, in addition to the Constitution of the Church, such 
sections from the general book of Discipline of The Meth- 
odist Church as may be pertinent to the entire Church ; and 
also such revised, adapted, or new sections as shall have 
been enacted by the Central Conferences concerned under 
the powers given by the General Conference, with the under- 
standing that legislation passed by the General Confer- 
ence becomes effective immediately throughout the entire 
Church. 

(12) In a Central Conference, or Provisional Central 
Conference, using a language other than English, however, 
legislation passed by a General Conference shall not take 
effect until six months after the close of that General Con- 
ference, in order to afford the necessary time to make adap- 



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tations and to publish a translation of the legislation which 
has been enacted, which translation shall be approved by 
the Resident Bishop or Bishops of the Central Conference. 
This provision, however, shall not exclude the election of 
delegates to the General Conferences by Annual Confer- 
ences within the territory of Central Conferences or Pro- 
visional Central Conferences. 

(13) A Central Conference, where the laws of the country 
permit, shall have the power to incorporate one or more 
Executive Committees, Executive Boards or Councils of 
Co-operation, with such membership and such powers as 
may have been granted by the Central Conference, for the 
purpose of transacting any necessary business that may 
arise in the interval between the sessions of the Central 
Conference, or that may be committed to said Boards or 
Committees by the Central Conference. 

(14) A Central Conference is authorized to interpret 
Article XXIII of the Articles of Religion so as to recognize 
the government or governments of the country or countries 
within its territory. 

(15) The Central Conference, with the concurrence of 
the Resident Bishop or Bishops concerned, shall have au- 
thority to supervise such institutions, interests, and prop- 
erties of The Methodist Church in the territory of that 
Central Conference as may have been provided by funds 
raised within said Central Conference, or as may be en- 
trusted to it. It shall have the power to make rules and 
regulations for the purchase, holding, and transfer of any 
such property or institution secured or established from 
resources raised within the Central Conference, and of any 
other properties as may be transferred to it by the Annual 
Conferences or any other organizations, local or general, 
holding same; provided, however, (a) that all procedure 
shall be subject to the laws of the country or countries con- 
cerned; (b) that no transfer of property shall be made 
from one Annual Conference to another without the consent 
of the Conference holding title to such property ; (c) that the 
existing status of properties held by local Trustees or other 
holding bodies that be recognized. The Central Conference 
shall not alienate any property or institution, or the pro- 
ceeds derived from the sale or transfer thereof, from The 
Methodist Church, nor shall the Central Conference in- 
volve the Board of Missions and Church Extension, or any 
other organization of the Church, in any financial obliga- 
tion without the official approval of said Boards or organi- 
zations. 

The provisions of Chapter XIII in the Prospectus gov- 



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erning Church property shall not apply in the territory of 
Central Conferences and Provisional Central Conferences 
except in cases where such Conferences have not been fully 
organized with their own rules and regulations. 

(16) A Central Conference shall have power to authorize 
the congregations in a certain state or country to form spe- 
cial organizations in order to receive the acknowledgment 
of the state or country according to the laws of that state or 
country. These organizations shall be empowered to repre- 
sent the interests of the Church to the authorities of the 
state or country according to the rules and principles of The 
Methodist Church, and they shall be required to give regu- 
lar reports of their activities to their respective Annual 
Conferences. 

(17) A Central Conference shall fix the boundaries of the 
Annual Conferences, Mission Conferences, and Missions 
within its bounds, proposals for changes first having been 
submitted to the Annual Conferences concerned as pre- 
scribed in the general book of Discipline of The Methodist 
Church; provided, however, that the number of Annual 
Conferences which may be organized within the bounds 
of a Central Conference shall first have been determined by 
the General Conference. No Annual Conference shall be 
organized with fewer than twenty-five ministerial mem- 
bers, nor shall an Annual Conference be continued with 
fewer than fifteen members. 

(18) A Central Conference may, with the consent of 
the Bishops resident in that Conference, enter into agree- 
ments with Churches or Missions of other denominations 
for the division of territory or of responsibility for Chris- 
tian work within the territory of the Central Conference. 

(19) A Central Conference shall have power to add to 
the business of the Annual Conference supplementary ques- 
tions considered desirable or necessary for meeting its own 
needs; to make such changes and adaptations in procedure 
as the peculiar conditions of the fields require; and to 
adapt the temporal economy of the Church within its own 
territory, including orders of business suitable for District 
and Quarterly Conferences. 

(20) The Central Conference shall have a Standing Com- 
mittee on Women's Work. This Committee should prefer- 
ably be composed of the women delegates and such other 
persons as the Central Conference may elect. The duty of 
this Committee shall be to study the relation of women to 
the Church and to devise ways and means of developing 
this portion of the Church membership to the end that it 
may assume its rightful responsibilities in the extension of 



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the Kingdom. The Committee shall make recommenda- 
tions to the Central Conference regarding women's organi- 
zations within its areas. 

(21) A Central Conference shall be authorized to adopt 
rules of procedure for the trial and appeal of its ministers 
as the necessities of the field may require; to appoint a 
Committee on Appeals to hear and determine the appeal of 
a Traveling Preacher of that Central Conference from 
the decision of a Committee of Trial; Provided, however, 
that these rules shall in all respects conform to the restric- 
tions and limitations prescribed in the chapter on Judicial 
Administration. 

(22) A Central Conference shall have authority to elect 
and support general officers in all departments of the work 
of the Church within the boundaries of the Central Con- 
ferences, but may not determine the number of Bishops. 

(23) A Central Conference shall have authority to ex- 
amine and acknowledge the Journals of the Annual Con- 
ferences, Mission Conferences and Missions located within 
its bounds, and to make rules for the drawing up of the 
Journals as may seem necessary. 

SECTION V. SPECIFIC AUTHORIZATIONS 

11150. (1) The China Central Conference. The China 

Central Conference is hereby authorized to elect 

Bishop (s) for China, provided that by such election there 

shall not be more than Bishop (s) resident in this 

field during the quadrennium ending in , 

(2) The Central Conference of Southern Asia. The Cen- 
tral Conference of Southern Asia is hereby authorized to 

elect Bishop (s) for India and Burma; provided that 

by such election there shall not be more than Bishop (s) 

resident in that field during the quadrennium ending in 



(3) The Latin America Central Conference. The Latin 
America Central Conference is hereby authorized to elect 

Bishop (s) for South America provided that by such 

election there shall not be more than Bishop (s) resi- 
dent in that field during the quadrennium ending in . 

The Central Conference, however, of Latin America is au- 
thorized (Chapter III, Section III (1) ) by the General 
Conference to conduct a Central Conference with the privi- 
leges and power as provided under Central Conference leg- 
islation, provided that it shall have at least a total of fifteen 
ministerial and fifteen lay delegates on the regular basis 
of representation. 

(4) The German II Central Conference. The Germany 



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Central Conference is hereby authorized to elect 



Bishop (s) for Germany, provided that by such election there 

shall not be more than Bishop (s) resident in that field 

during the quadrennium ending in . 

(5) The Northern Europe Central Conference. The 
Northern Europe Central Conference is hereby authorized 

to elect Bishop (s) for Northern Europe, pi^ovided that 

by such election there shall not be more than Bishop (s) 

resident in that field during the quadrennium ending in 



(6) The Philippine Islands Central Conference. The 
Philippine Islands Central Conference is hereby authorized 

to elect Bishop (s) for the Philippine Islands, provided 

that by such election there shall not be more than 

Bishop (s) resident in that field during the quadrennium 

ending in . The Central Conference of the Philippine 

Islands, however, is authorized (Chapter III, Section III 
( 1 ) ) by the G eneral Conference to conduct a Central Con- 
ference with the privileges and powers as provided under 
Central Conference legislation, provided that it shall have 
at least a total of fifteen ministerial and fifteen lay delegates 
on the regular basis of representation. 

SECTION VI. BOUNDARIES OF CENTRAL CONFERENCES 

^151. China Central Conference. 
China Annual Conference (M. E. S.) 
China Mission Conference (M. P.) 
Central China Annual Conference (M. E.) 
Foochow Annual Conference (M. E.) 
Hinghwa Annual Conference (M. E.) 
Kiangsi Annual Conference (M. E.) 
North China Annual Conference (M. E.) 
Shantung Annual Conference (M. E.) 
West China Annual Conference (M. E.) 
Yenping Annual Conference (M. E.) 

^ 152. Central Conference of Southern Asia. 
Bengal Annual Conference (M. E.) 
Bhabua Mission (M. E.) 
Bombay Annual Conference (M. E.) 
Burma Annual Conference (M. E.) 
Central Provinces Annual Conference (M. E.) 
Gujarat Annual Conference (M. E.) 
Hyderabad Annual Conference (M. E.) 
Indus River Annual Conference (M. E.) 
Lucknow Annual Conference (M. E.) 
North India Annual Conference (M. E.) 



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Northwest India Annual Conference (M. E.) 

South India Annual Conference (M. E.) 

^ 153. Philippine Islands Central Conference. 

Philippine Annual Conference (M. E.) 

Philippine North Annual Conference (M. E.) 

^154. Latin America Central Conference. 

Bolivia Mission Conference (M. E.) 

Central America Mission Conference (M. E.) 

Chile Annual Conference (M. E.) 

Eastern South America Annual Conference (M. E.) 

Peru Mission Conference (M. E.) 

^ 155. Germany Central Conferefice. 

Central Germany Annual Conference (M. E.) 

Northeast Germany Annual Conference (M. E.) 

Northwest Germany Annual Conference (M. E.) 

South Germany Annual Conference (M. E.) 

Southwest Germany Annual Conference (M. E.) 

II 156. Norther?!, Europe Central Conference. 

Baltic and Slavic Annual Conference (M. E.) 

Denmark Annual Conference (M. E.) 

Finland Annual Conference (M. E.) 

Finland-Swedish Annual Conference (M. E.) 

Norway Annual Conference (M. E.) 

Sweden Annual Conference (M. E.) 

Russia Mission Conference (M. E.) 

SECTION VII. PROVISIONAL CENTRAL CONFERENCES 

^157. The work of The Methodist Church outside the 
United States and its possessions, not organized into Cen- 
tral Conferences, shall be administered as follows : 

(1) Ceyitral and Southern Europe. 
Switzerland Annual Conference (M. E.) 
Belgium Annual Conference (M. E. S.) 
Czechoslovak Annual Conference (M. E. S.) 
Poland Mission Conference (M. E. S.) 
Italy Annual Conference (M. E.) 
Hungary Mission Conference (M. E.) 
Bulgaria Mission Conference (M. E.) 
Jugoslavia Mission Conference (M. E.) 
North Africa Annual Conference (M. E.) 
France Mission Conference (M. E.) 
Madeira Mission (M. E.) 

Spain Mission (M. E.) 

(2) Africa Provisional Central Conifer e^ice. ' 
Angola Mission Conference (M. E.) 



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Congo Mission Conference (M. E.) 
Congo Mission (M. E. S.) 
Liberia Annual Conference (M. E.) 
Rhodesia Annual Conference (M. E.) 
Southeast Africa Mission (M. E.) 

(3) Southeastern Asia Provisional Central Conference. 
Malaya Annual Conference (M. E.) 

Malaysia Chinese Mission Conference (M. E.) 

Sumatra Mission Conference (M. E.) 

Sarawak (Borneo) Mission Conference (M. E.) 

(4) Japan and Korea. 
Japan Mission (M. E. S.) 
Japan Mission Council (M. E.) 
Japan Mission Conference (M. P.) 
Japan Mission (M. P.) 

Korea Mission (M. E.) 
Korea Mission (M. E. S.) 

Enabling Acts 

^ 158. Until legislation enacted by the General Confer- 
ence of 1940 becomes effective the several Central Confer- 
ences, Central Mission Conferences, Annual Conferences, 
Mission Conferences, and Missions now in existence in the 
constituent Churches are authorized to perform their func- 
tions within the legislation provided in the Discipline of 
the constituent churches. 

^ 159. The Uniting Conference shall set up an Ad Interim 
Committee on Central Conferences composed of two rep- 
resentatives from each Central Conference, one represen- 
tative from each Provisional Central Conference and two 
representatives from each Jurisdictional Conference to be 
nominated by the Council of Bishops. This Committee 
is instructed to study all questions relating to Central Con- 
ferences and to report their findings to the General Con- 
ference of 1940. 

^ 160. In the territory of Central Conferences and Pro- 
visional Central Conferences where no provision has been 
made for adequate Episcopal supervision by a Central Con- 
ference, or otherwise, the Uniting Conference shall make 
such provision either by direct assignment of a Bishop from 
one of the Jurisdictions or by referring the matter to the 
Council of Bishops for action ; provided that the Missionary 
Bishops administering the territories of Africa, Southeast- 
ern Asia, and the Philippine Islands shall be responsible 
for the Episcopal supervision and administration of the 
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within their respective areas. In case of the death, disabil- 
ity, or resignation of a Missionary Bishop, the Council of 
Bishops shall provide for the supervision of the work 
under his care until the meeting of the General Conference 
of 1940. 

^ 161. If an Episcopal vacancy should occur, by death, 
resignation, or otherwise, within the bounds of the Central 
Conferences of Latin America, China, Southern Asia, Ger- 
many, Northern Europe, and the Philippine Islands, during 
the interim between this Uniting Conference and the first 
General Conference, the Central Conference concerned is 
authorized to fill the vacancy by an election of a Bishop. If 
the Central Conference does not meet before the first Gen- 
eral Conference, then the vavancy may be filled by the Coun- 
cil of Bishops. If an Episcopal vacancy should occur with- 
in the bounds of a provisional Central Conference during 
the interim between this Uniting Conference and the first 
General Conference, the vacancy shall be filled by the Coun- 
cil of Bishops. 

^ 162. The Bishops assigned to Provisional Central Con- 
ference Areas shall be responsible for the Episcopal super- 
vision and administration of the Annual Conferences, Mis- 
sion Conferences, and Missions within their respective 
areas. When requested by one of these Bishops, the Coun- 
cil of Bishops may assign one of their number for presiden- 
tial administration within the area of the Provisional Cen- 
tral Conference concerned. 

|[ 163. When there are missionaries of the Board of Mis- 
sions working within any of the Provisional Central Con- 
ferences, the Bishop in charge may hold an Annual Meet- 
ing of the Missionaries for the consideration of all matters 
relating to the policy and work of the Board of Missions. 

II 164. In countries where there is an autonomous Meth- 
odist Church and in which the Board or Boards of Missions 
have worked, the Council of Bishops, whenever it may be 
deemed desirable, shall authorize one of its members to visit 
such autonomous areas as the accredited representative of 
The Methodist Church. He shall advise and co-operate 
with the missionaries of the Board of Missions, and shall 
counsel with the Bishop of the autonomous Church when 
invited to do so. 

Report No. 10. Mission Conferences 

Calendar No. 51. Adopted May 9. See Journal, Page 353. 

Membership of Committee, 135 ; present when report 
was adopted, 84 ; voting for adoption, 84. 



The Methodist Church 447 

Section 1. Any Mission established under the provisions 
of the Discipline may be constituted a Mission Conference 
by the General Conference; provided that no Mission Con- 
ference shall have less than 20 Ministerial Members; and 
provided that within the territory of a Central Conference 
or a Provisional Central Conference four Ministerial Mem- 
bers may constitute a Mission Conference. 

Section 2. A Mission Conference is authorized to exer- 
cise the powers of an Annual Conference subject to the ap- 
proval of the presiding Bishop ; and its members shall share 
pro rata in the produce of The Methodist Publishing House 
with members of the Annual Conferences, and they may 
elect one Ministerial and one Lay Delegate to the Jurisdic- 
tional Conference. A Mission Conference, within the ter- 
ritory of a Central Conference or a Provisional Central 
Conference, may elect Delegates to a Central Conference or 
Provisional Central Conference on the same basis as an 
Annual Conference, but may not elect Delegates to a Gen- 
eral Conference. 

Section 3. The Bishop having Episcopal Supervision of 
a Mission Conference in a foreign or a home mission field 
may appoint a representative as Superintendent, to whom 
may be committed specific responsibility for the represen- 
tation of the Board of Missions and Church Extension and 
of the Woman's Division of Christian Service in their rela- 
tion to the indigenous Church and also in co-operation with 
other recognized evangelical missions. Such duties shall be 
exercised so as not to interfere with the work of the District 
Superintendent. This Superintendent may also be a Dis- 
trict Superintendent, where there are two or more Districts. 
He shall be responsible directly to the Bishop appointed to 
administer the work in the Area, and he shall make ade- 
quate reports of the work and needs of his field, to the 
Bishop, to the Secretaries of the Board of Missions and 
Church Extension immediately concerned, and to the Sec- 
retary for the field representing the Woman's Division of 
Christian Service. 

Section 4. If there is no Bishop present at an annual ses- 
sion of a Mission Conference, the Superintendent shall pre- 
side; but if there is no Superintendent present the presi- 
dency shall be determined as in an Annual Conference. 

Section 5. Each Mission Conference or Mission at its 
Annual Session shall appoint a Standing Committee, whose 
duty it shall be, with the concurrence of the President of 
the Conference, to make an estimate of the amount neces- 
sary for the support of each Pastoral Charge, either in full 
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Such estimates shall be subject to modification by the Di- 
vision of the Board of Missions and Church Extension im- 
mediately concerned. 

Section 6. A charge within a Mission Conference or Mis- 
sion may receive aid from the Board of Missions and Church 
Extension without having been designated by the Confer- 
ence at its meeting. 

Section 7. In Mission Conferences in the home field there 
shall be a Board of Home Missions and Church Extension 
constituted as in an Annual Conference, and having the 
same duties and powers. 

Section 8. Under special conditions, Mission Conferences, 
within the territory of a Central Conference or a Provisional 
Central Conference, may designate a member to sit with 
the Standing Committees of the General Conference, with- 
out expense to the General Conference. 

Report No. 11. Missions in the Home Field 
Calendar No. 52. Adopted May 9. See Journal, Page 353. 

Membership of Committee, 135 ; present when report 
was adopted, 68 ; voting for adoption, 68. 

Section 1. A Mission shall meet annually at the time and 
place appointed by the Bishop in charge, who shall preside. 
In the absence of the Bishop the Superintendent of the Mis- 
sion shall preside. The presiding officer shall bring for- 
ward the regular business of the meeting, and arrange the 
work. This Annual Session shall possess the functions and 
powers of a District Conference, although the authority to 
license Local Preachers, and to renew the licenses of Local 
Preachers and Exhorters, shall remain with the Quarterly 
or District Conference. 

Section 2. The Bishop in charge of a Mission may ap- 
point a Superintendent of the Mission, or as many Super- 
intendents as, in the judgment of the Bishop, may appear 
necessary or wise and for whom support has been provided. 
The Bishop shall determine the Groups or Charges over 
which the respective Superintendents shall have super- 
vision. 

Section 3. In the case of a Mission using more than one 
foreign language, and extending over a wide geographical 
territory, the Bishop may assemble in Annual Sessions the 
members of the Mission on a racial or geographical basis. 
The Mission may delegate to such sub-groups the work of 
examining and recommending to an Annual Conference 
candidates for Admission on Trial, under such limitations 
as the Discipline provides. 



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Section 4. In Annual Sessions examinations of Local and 
Traveling Preachers shall be held by the Mission, and cer- 
tified to the Annual Conference concerned. The Mission 
shall also make the recommendation for Reception on Trial 
in an Annual Conference, 

Report No. 12. Missions in Foreign Fields 
Calendar No. 53. Adopted May 9. See Journal, Page 353. 

Membership of Committee, 135 ; present when report 
was adopted, 80; voting for adoption, 80. 

Section 1. Foreign fields outside of an Annual Confer- 
ence working under the care of the Board of Missions and 
Church Extension, not having met the requirements for the 
organization of a Mission Conference, may be organized 
into a Mission. 

Section 2. The Mission shall meet annually, and shall be 
composed of all regularly appointed missionaries and mis- 
sion Traveling Preachers, with lay members, the number of 
whom and the mode of their appointment each Mission shall 
determine for itself. 

Section 3. A Bishop, or, in his absence, one of the Super- 
intendents chosen by ballot by the Mission, shall preside 
in the annual meeting. This meeting shall exercise in a 
general way the functions of a District Conference. It 
shall have power to license suitable persons to preach and 
to pass upon the character of Preachers not members of an 
Annual Conference, to receive on trial mission Traveling 
Preachers, and to recommend proper persons for Deacons' 
and Elders' orders. At the Annual Meeting the Bishop or 
President shall assign the missionaries and Traveling 
Preachers to the several Charges for the ensuing year; 
provided, that no missionary shall be transferred to or from 
a Mission without previous consultation with the Board of 
Missions and Church Extension. 

Section 4. The work of a Mission shall be divided, when 
necessary, into Districts, over each of which a missionary 
shall be placed as Superintendent. It shall be the duty of 
the Superintendent, in the absence of a Bishop, to take gen- 
eral supervision of the work in his District with all its in- 
terests, and to report the state of that work and its needs to 
the Bishop in charge and to the Board of Missions and 
Church Extension. 

Section 5. For the consideration of financial and other 
matters relative to the policies of the Board of Missions and 
Church Extension, and the work of the missionaries, the 



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missionaries of each Mission field shall hold an annual Mis- 
sionaries' Meeting and report their proceedings to the Board 
of Missions and Church Extension. In the absence of a 
Bishop one of the missionaries shall be elected by ballot to 
preside. 

Report No. 13. Concerning Expense of First 
General Conference 

Calendar No. 5i. Adopted May 9. See Journal, Page 353. 

Membership of Committee, 135 ; present when report 
was adopted, 112; voting for adoption, 112. 

Section 1. We estimate the expense of the first General 
Conference to be $150,000. This amount should be asked 
of The Methodist Church as a net and preferred claim. 

Section 2. We recommend that the spreading of this ap- 
portionment and the method for collecting the same be re- 
ferred to the Co-ordinating Committee established in the 
Enabling Act in Report No. 1 of the Committee on Pub- 
lishing Interests, Page 189, Column 2, Section 1, of The 
Daily Christian Advocate, together with the Treasurers of 
the Uniting Conference Expense Fund. A threefold basis 
of distribution shall be used — namely, the ministerial mem- 
bership, total lay membership, and cash pastoral support 
of the several Annual Conferences of each of the several 
Jurisdictions. The several Annual Conferences are in- 
structed to raise this money as the Annual Conference it- 
self may direct, or by following as nearly as possible the 
methods previously used for collecting the Uniting Confer- 
ence Expense Fund. 

Section 3. The special apportionment shall be announced 
not later than sixty days after the adjournment of the 
Uniting Conference. 

Section 4. In Annual Conferences meeting before the 
announcement of the special apportionment provision shall 
be made for assuming the same and apportioning it to Dis- 
tricts or Charges within the Annual Conferences for the 
collection of the same. 

Section 5. This Committee shall also make an estimate of 
the probable cost of the first sessions of the several Juris- 
dictional Conferences and report its findings, together with 
any suggestions for raising the moneys necessary, to the 
first General Conference. 



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Report No. 14. Annual Conferences 

Calendar No. 68. Adopted May 10. See Journal, Page 373. 

Membership of Committee, 135 ; present when report 
was adopted, 71 ; voting for adoption, 71. 

section I. composition and character 

1[ 162. Article 1. The Annual Conference shall be com- 
posed of all the Traveling Preachers in full connection with 
it, together with a lay member elected by each Pastoral 
Charge. The lay members shall be at least twenty-one 
years of age and shall have been for the four years preced- 
ing their election, members of one of the constituent 
Churches forming this union, or of The Methodist Church. 

Art. 2. The Annual Conference is the basic body in the 
Church, and as such shall have reserved to it the right to 
vote on all constitutional amendments, on the election of 
Ministerial and Lay Delegates to the General and Jurisdic- 
tional or Central Conferences, on all matters relating to the 
character and Conference relations of its Ministerial Mem- 
bers, and on the ordination of ministers, and such other 
rights as have not been delegated to the General Confer- 
ence under the Constitution, with the exception that the 
Lay Members may not vote on matters of ordination, char- 
acter, and Conference relations of Ministers. It shall dis- 
charge such duties and exercise such powers as the Gen- 
eral Conference under the Constitution may determine. 

Art. 3. The Annual Conference shall elect by ballot Min- 
isterial and Lay Delegates to the General Conference and 
to its Jurisdictional or Central Conference in the manner 
provided in this section Articles IV and V, at the session pre- 
ceding the General Conference. The persons first elected 
up to the number determined by the ratio for representation 
in the General Conference shall be representatives in that 
body. Additional Delegates shall be elected to complete the 
number determined by the ratio for representation in the 
Jurisdictional or Central Conference, who, together with 
those first elected as above, shall be Delegates in the Juris- 
dictional or Central Conference. The additional Delegates 
to the Jurisdictional or Central Conference shall in the 
order of their election be the reserve Delegates to the Gen- 
eral Conference. The Annual Conference shall also elect 
reserve Ministerial and Lay Delegates to the Jurisdictional 
or Central Conference as it may deem desirable. 

Art. 4. The Ministerial Delegates to the General Confer- 
ence and to the Jurisdictional or Central Conference shall 



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be elected by the Ministerial Members of the Annual Con- 
ference, provided that such Delegates shall have been Trav- 
eling Preachers in the constituent Churches forming this 
union, or in The Methodist Church, for at least four years 
next preceding their election and are in full connection with 
the Annual Conference electing them when elected and at 
the time of holding the General and Jurisdictional or Cen- 
tral Conferences. 

Art. 5. The Lay Delegates to the General Conference and 
to the Jurisdictional or Central Conference shall be elected 
by the lay members of the Annual Conference, provided 
that such Delegates be at least twenty-five years of age and 
shall have been members of the constituent Churches form- 
ing this union, or of The Methodist Church, for at least four 
years next preceding their election, and are members there- 
of within the Annual Conference electing them at the time 
of holding the General and Jurisdictional or Central Con- 
ferences. 

SECTION II. ORGANIZATION 

IT 163. Article 1. Annual Conferences may become sever- 
ally bodies corporate, wherever practicable, under the law 
of the Countries, States, and Territories within whose 
bounds they are located. 

Art. 2. The Bishops shall appoint the times for holding 
the Annual Conferences. 

Art. 3. The Annual Conference or a Committee thereof 
shall select the places for holding the Conference, but should 
it become necessary for any reason to change the place of 
meeting, a majority of the District Superintendents, with 
the consent of the Bishop in charge, may change the place. 
The Annual Conference has the right and power to pro- 
vide for an adjourned session. The Bishop, with the con- 
currence of three-fourths of the District Superintendents, 
may call a Special Session of the Annual Conference. This 
special session shall be composed of the Ministerial Members 
of the Annual Conference and of the Lay Members elected 
for the previous session of the Annual Conference. 

Art. 4. A Bishop shall preside over the Annual Confer- 
ence. In the absence of a Bishop, the Conference shall by 
ballot, without nomination or debate, elect a President from 
among the Traveling Elders. The President thus elected 
shall discharge all the duties of a Bishop except Ordination. 

SECTION III. POWERS AND DUTIES 

11 164. Article 1. The Annual Conference at the first 
session following the General Conference or Jurisdictional 



The Methodist Church 453 

or Central Conference shall appoint or elect such Quadren- 
nial Boards, Commissions or Committees as shall be or- 
dered by the General Conference or the Jurisdictional or 
the Central Conference, of which the said Annual Confer- 
ence is a part, or by the Annual Conference itself, for the 
purpose of promoting the work of The Methodist Church 
within the bounds of the said Annual Conference. The 
powers and duties of said Boards, Commissions and Com- 
mittees shall be prescribed by the Conference authorizing 
them or as may be defined in